Retired couple from Mandurah claims more than $500,000 in Lotto win

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.

A RETIRED couple from Mandurah have come forward to claim more than half a million dollars in prize money from last Saturday’s) Lotto draw.

The self-confessed creatures of habit divulged that it was their own numbers that led to their winning Systems 8 ticket.

“We’ve been playing Lotto for 40 years and we’ve been playing our favourite numbers the whole time,” the husband said.

“They’re numbers that have special meaning to us – like good dart board numbers and old house numbers.”

Their lucky Lotto routine also meant they didn’t have to wait long to find out they were Western Australia’s latest Division 1 winners.

“I always check the numbers online after dinner and there it was – bang,” he said.

“I was gobsmacked and she was bawling and carrying on.”

The couple claimed the winning ticket, purchased from Miami Newsagency in Falcon, is their ticket to a stress-free retirement.

“We’ve always had to be cautious about how much we spend – but this puts that to bed,” he said.

“I guess the trick to winning is faith in your own numbers.”

Only one month into the year, WA’s tally of Division 1 Lotto winners has already reached four.

Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said she was hoping for more stories like this after next week’s $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.

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