A BALGA couple in their 60s are now more than $1 million richer after listening to their Lotterywest retailer’s advice.
The man said he visited Fieldgate News and General Store in Balga on his way home from helping out a mate.
“The owners are lovely and convinced me to buy a System 8 ticket in Monday’s draw, which I wouldn’t normally buy,” he said.
“And you know…the rest is history.”
The man discovered his $1,022,477 win when he was home alone, while his partner who works as a nurse was on night shift.
“I reckon I checked my ticket 20 times,” he said.
“I even printed out the results 10 times to make sure I was right.”
The woman said she came home after a rough night at work to find her husband with two champagne glasses “ready to cheers”.
“It sounds silly but he wasn’t sitting where he normally sits,” she laughed.
“I thought something really bad must’ve happened.
“There were highlighters littered all over the house because he’d checked his numbers so many times.”
The couple said the prize money would change their life by helping them pay off their mortgage and make retirement possible, which wasn’t an option before.
“We’ll definitely be helping out close family,” the man said.