AN aged care worker is WA’s newest millionaire with a winning Saturday Lotto ticket sold from Newsxpress Whitford City worth almost $1.5 million.
The woman in her 30s has admitted she only started playing Lotterywest games in the past few months and her decision was swiftly paying off.
“I checked the ticket after work and it said I was a winner,” she said.
“It didn’t say how much, so I got the retailer to help me check it.
“I was in shock when I got home and I just screamed. Even the dog knows I’m a winner now.”
A new house, car and holiday make up her winners list, with plans to continue in her role as a carer for the elderly.
Lotterywest spokesman James Mooney said the search was still on for two more WA millionaires.
“We’re waiting to hear from two Saturday Lotto division one winners from December, both those tickets are worth more than $1 million,” he said.
“One of the tickets was bought on a Lotterywest membership online account while the other one was sold in Ballajura.
“The fact our most recent winner has only started playing Lotterywest games in the last few months is proof it can happen to anyone at any time.”