Wundowie man swaps FIFO life for Lotto life


Fred Geb and Samara Lance from Forrestfield Marketplace Newspower.
Picture: David Baylis d477940
Fred Geb and Samara Lance from Forrestfield Marketplace Newspower. Picture: David Baylis d477940

LUCK’S with the customers of a Forrestfield newsagent.

A Wundowie FIFO worker became WA’s latest millionaire when he won $1.4 million after buying a Lotto ticket from Forrestfield Marketplace News owner Fred Geb.

“I also sold a division 2 winner on the same evening to a different person worth $10,194,” Mr Geb said.

“It’s very unusual to get a division 1 and 2; it’s hard enough to get a division 1.

“The luck’s in Forrestfield.

“That was my 14th major prize win since I’ve been there.”

The Wundowie Megadraw winner plans to hang up his hi-vis.

“I nearly choked on my can of JD and coke when I found out,” he said. “This win means more time with my wife and kids after really struggling to be away from them.

“FIFO just about nailed me – it was a choice between my health and the money.”

He was one of five WA Megadraw winners to pick up $1 million.

They included a Willetton family, a middle-aged couple from Hillarys and an Aveley woman in her 40s who picked up her winning ticket from Nextra Express Ellenbrook.

A winning ticket was also sold at Helena Estate Pharmacy and News.

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