Perth couple turn $12 Lotto win into $1 million

Perth couple turn $12 Lotto win into $1 million

A $12.80 win on Monday night Lotto last week prompted a Beechboro couple to use their winnings on a Wednesday Lotto ticket, resulting in them becoming WA’s latest millionaires.

The couple, who both work in the public sector, said they were “feeling lucky” after such a fortunate Monday night win.

“I don’t play Lotto all the time,” the wife said.

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“I told my husband six months ago ‘I never win, I’m going to stop buying Lotto’ but on Monday I thought why not?

“When I went to collect my $12.80 win, the Lotterywest retailer asked if I’d like to buy a Wednesday Lotto ticket. I was feeling lucky after Monday’s win so I did.”

The couple thought they had only won $250,000, not realising that Monday and Wednesday Lotto was a guaranteed $1 million for up to four winners.

When asked what they’d like to do now they were millionaires, the couple said they’d like to buy a 4WD and travel around Australia.