After an anxious 10 day wait, WA has welcomed its newest Saturday Lotto Division 1 winners – a lucky retired couple from Greenfields.
“When I realised we’d won I pulled out a special bottle of bubbly from the cupboard and put it in the fridge for a celebration drink,” the man said.
The woman said her husband was calm, but she could not believe it.
They plan to share their $674,052 prize with family and keep a bit for themselves.
“We’ve been very lucky, it’s just magic,” they said.
“We like travelling and we’ve always gone economy, now it might be business class.
“We can live the dream.”
The winning ticket was sold at Nextra Forum West Newsagency in Mandurah, where the winners have frequented for the past 11 years.
“We are long term players and plan to keep playing,” the couple said.
“Rather than waste our money on other forms of gambling we play Lotto because it goes back to charity.”
Nextra Forum West Newsagency’s store owner Glenn Cornish said customers were happy to know someone local has won.
“This was our third Division 1 win in two years,” he said.
“After our last lot of big wins things quietened down but the wheel has reached the top of the cycle again so now’s the time to get a winning ticket.”