A RETIRED couple from Mandurah have won a Division 1 Saturday Lotto prize, worth $521,827.
The couple won the Saturday, September 17 draw after they purchased a ticket from Nextra Forum West Newsagency in Mandurah.
The couple have been playing the same numbers for about 30 years with the numbers being selected from family birthdays and past house numbers.
On the day they bought their winning ticket they had just filled out their special numbers on a new playslip and this was also the first time they had only bought one week’s worth of entries, usually playing their numbers for multiple weeks.
The woman checked the ticket at a Lotterywest store on the way to do grocery shopping and when the retailer told her the wonderful news she had to abandon the shopping trip to get straight back home and tell her husband they had just won Lotto.
Her husband’s response to the news was “Well we can definitely pay the gas bill now.”
The winners described their experience as hard to believe and said they fekt a bit numb.
“I’d always said that winning half a million dollars would be lovely and now my wish has come true,” the woman said.
The winners will use their prize money for more travelling and they will also help their children financially.
“They’re in for a Christmas surprise like no other,” the woman said.