Mandurah lotto winners yet to come forward after winning Division One prize

Left to right: Miami newsagency retail assistants Macy Cavanagh, Cindy Chen, Maddie Baker, Tania Williams and Jodee McCormack.
Left to right: Miami newsagency retail assistants Macy Cavanagh, Cindy Chen, Maddie Baker, Tania Williams and Jodee McCormack.

WHILST most of us are returning to work a little bit poorer after a festive long weekend, one Saturday Lotto winner who could be from Mandurah is coming off the public holiday more than half a million dollars richer.

The winning ticket, which remains unclaimed, was purchased from Miami Newsagency in Falcon.

“Most people find it hard to get back to work after a long weekend but you couldn’t keep me away now that I’ve sold a Division 1 winning ticket,” said Miami Newsagency owner Cindy Chen.

A couple from the South West were also lucky this week and have claimed they were the rightful owners of the winning Set for Life QuickSET6, which was purchased on a whim from The Gallery of Claremont on January 8.

“We were shopping in the big smoke and I don’t know what came over me but I stopped, bought a ticket, rubbed it on the Buddha and hoped for the best,” the wife said.

Though the happy couple are elated about their First Prize win – $20,000 a month for the next 20 years – the husband admits he was more than a little nervous when his wife broke the news to him.

“When she first sat me down I thought – what have I done now” the husband said.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said the country couple were the fourth Set for Life First Prize winners this year nationally.

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