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.