WA has had its first division one winner for the new financial year but the ticket worth more than half a million dollars is still unclaimed.
The winning ticket from the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw, worth $503,668, was sold at the Heathridge Newsagency.
Store owners Cindy and Kevin Van Wereld said they were ecstatic to have sold their second division one winning ticket in just a few years, following a $1.2 million winning ticket in 2015.
“It’s something we always hope for with every ticket we sell and we wish for it every single week,” Mrs Van Wereld said.
She said their 2015 winner took five weeks to come forward.
“Hopefully it won’t take as long this time,” she said.
More than 75,800 other WA players picked up a prize in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw, including eight division two winners who each collected almost $8000.
The unclaimed division one ticket is amongst eight winners nation-wide to share in the $4 million prize pool.
It brings WA’s tally of division one winners so far this year to 29.