WA’s missing Lotto millionaire found

Stock image.
Stock image.

WA’s missing Lotto millionaire has collected his $1.67 million prize after being contacted by Lotterywest.

The Mandurah man, aged in his 40s, had not realised he was one of three WA winners from the November 2 Saturday Lotto draw.

He had seen that he was a winner on his Lotterywest Play Online app, but because there was no amount displayed next to the win he assumed it was a glitch.

“When I got the call from a guy called Sam from Lotterywest I asked if I’d done something wrong,” the Mandurah man said.

“Sam said quite the opposite and told me I’d won a ‘substantial amount’ and made me check my app properly.

“My head and my hands were not matching up with this information but I finally got it working and realised I’d won.”

The married, self-employed father of three he said the win would be “life-changing”.

But he did say he would continue to work after clearing all his debts.

“It’s going to be a different Christmas this year,” he said.