A Rivervale student is $66,000 richer after Saturday’s lotto draw.
He was part of a syndicate of 12 that held one of the five winning tickets sold nationally, with each winning ticket taking out nearly $800,000 in prize money.
The student claimed his windfall at the state lotto headquarters first thing on Monday morning.
“I contemplated camping outside of Lotterywest overnight,” he said.
“I wouldn’t let myself believe it until it had officially been confirmed.”
The man said money was often tight, and he survived on a diet of ramen, sometimes playing in a Lotto syndicate as it was cheaper.
The 12 Lotterywest Network Syndicate tickets were sold at Archer Street Newsagency, Burswood Lucky Lottery Centre, Champion Drive News, Darch Plaza Newsagency, Doogue’s Lucky Lotteries, Exmouth Newsagency and Toyworld, Jurien Bay Newsagency (which had two tickets), Koondoola Plaza Newsagency, Shepherds Newsagency, Stratton Park News and Gifts, and Summerfield News and Lotto.