Lotto win helps Mandurah couple down on their luck

Lotto win helps Mandurah couple down on their luck

A MANDURAH Fifo worker who lost his job has won $1 million in the weekend’s first division Lotto draw.

Mandurah City News sold the Division 1 ticket , one of four winners of a $1,008,278 prize.

The Mandurah couple were in the Lotterywest Winners Room bright and early this morning to claim their prize.

The former Fifo worker said he had recently lost his job when he decided to try his luck in Lotto.

“We initially thought the million dollar prize was shared between four winners and then panic started to set in when my friend told me all four winners had won $1 million each,” the couple said.

“We haven’t slept much since we found out. It’s a great outcome.

“I’ve worked my whole life and karma has certainly come back around for us.”

The man said the most wonderful part of the win was being able to start a different trade where he could work less hours and spend more time with his wife.

“We’ve already done the budget; we can wipe all of our debts and we’ll be able to live comfortably,” he said.

“I can get a second hand car and I’ll buy my wife a show room car with no finance.”

Other plans for the couple include helping family financially, investment properties and visiting loved ones overseas.