STRUGGLING farmers from the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale have won $2 million in Saturday’s Lotto draw.
The husband and wife, who have been playing Lotto together for 40 years, said they thought they had misread the numbers.
“I thought my wife had buggered it up,” the husband said.
“It wasn’t until we got our grandson to double check the numbers on his computer that we realised we’d actually won,” the wife said.
The pair were about take out a $300,000 loan to support the family farm, after a hard year in 2016.
“No one wants to admit things are tough, and farmers are some of the proudest people in Australia,” the husband said.
“This money means we can cancel the loan and support the family farm ourselves.”
The ticket, which was sold at newsXpress Armadale Central, was worth just over $2 million.
Manager Emma Dean said the store was no stranger to Lotto luck having rewritten WA’s Lotto history books in 2015.
“It’s been less than two years since we sold a Powerball ticket worth an incredible $50 million,” Ms Dean said.
Ms Dean said she and her staff were delighted to learn the winners were regular customers.
“We couldn’t be happier,” Ms Dean said.
“They are very deserving of the $2 million and hopefully it’ll make their life a little easier.”
Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said the husband and wife from Serpentine-Jarrahdale were the fifth millionaires in just three weeks.