WA scoops entire Saturday Lotto prize pool

WA scoops entire Saturday Lotto prize pool

WA has scooped the entire Saturday Lotto division one prize pool ahead of every other State.

In what is being described as a “rare occurrence”, the winning division one ticket was sold at Flinders Square Lucky Lotto in Yokine – and marks one of only a handful of times that the entire division one prize has been taken out by WA.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said the lucky winner was looking at a $4.2 million windfall.

“This is an extremely rare occurrence,”she said.

“Typically we’ll see a couple of players around the nation take home a piece of the Saturday Lotto prize pool, however this weekend just one winning ticket was produced and it was right here in Western Australia.”

Store owner Peter Barnes said it was not the first time the store had sold a winning ticket.

“We’ve now sold three division one winning tickets and given away countless Division 2 prizes,” he said.

The weekend win marked the 26th division one prize for WA so far this year – with more than $70 million in prize money won in the State.

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