Midland Lotto winner set for life after huge win

The win has delighted store manager Cheryl Wild  and assistant Bianca Inni from The Lucky Charm, Midland Gate.        Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d454331
The win has delighted store manager Cheryl Wild and assistant Bianca Inni from The Lucky Charm, Midland Gate.        Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d454331

A MIDDLE aged couple from Midland have come forward to collect their first prize in Set for Life – they’ll receive $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.

The couple’s winning ticket from Sunday night’s draw was bought from The Lucky Charm at Midland Gate.

The couple said the winning ticket had been sitting on the dashboard of their ute for the past week and they were completely unaware of their big win.

“Thank goodness it didn’t fly away,” the man said. “I’m rather pleased with the news that I think we’ll celebrate with a pie and stubby tonight.”

The couple said the money would open the door for lots of exciting opportunities including more travel, golf and home renovations.

“We can just get in the car and follow our beds,” they said. “Travel to wherever we want to go. It makes life so much easier and we don’t need to worry about how we’ll pay our next lot of bills.”

WA’s newest Set for Life first prizewinners said they had been playing the game since it launched in August.

“We’ve been winning prizes quite regularly but this latest one is the icing on the cake,” they said.

The Lucky Charm manager Cheryl Wild said before the couple came forward that she hoped the winner was a Midland local.

“It’s been a while since we’ve had a big winner, about eight or nine years, so this is excellent,” she said.

“I’d love the winner to be one of our regular customers because they’re all so lovely.

“This is wonderful and the prize will certainly set someone up for the rest of their life.”