A TWO-WEEK search for a missing Saturday Lotto winner has ended after a northern suburbs couple came forward to collect the prize.
The division one winners scooped $579, 988 – after playing their own numbers for 30 years – with a ticket bought from Marmion Post and Newsagency.
Their ‘special numbers’ included anniversaries and birthdays, but it was a workplace twist which steered the couple in their 50s to success.
“We first met in the same workplace,” one of the winners said.
“We worked on different levels, so we used our floor numbers to finish off our combination.”
“When I checked my ticket at the store it was quite busy and the clerk was being rather coy with me.
“I thought he was acting strangely, however now I realise he was doing me a favour in not drawing attention to me.”
Jay Patel from Marmion Post and Newsagency said the store was delighted to sell the lucky ticket.
“It’s been more than 20 years since we’ve had a division one winner, so it’s nice to see Marmion has a bit of luck behind it now,” Mr Patel said.