Lightning strikes twice for Karrinyup Lotto winners

Lightning strikes twice for Karrinyup Lotto winners

A RETIRED couple have claimed a $2 million Lotto prize sold in Karrinyup.

The City of Stirling pair bought the winning ticket in Saturday’s draw at Karrinyup News.

The man said it was his second big Lotto win as his family collected a £3000 prize in the early 1950s.

He initially thought they had won a lower division prize.

“I had mistakenly only matched five winning numbers and was so thrilled with the $1358 division three prize I thought we’d won that I barely slept,” the man said.

“I was so bloody stunned to learn we had all the winning numbers that I started hugging the staff member!”

The couple were unsure of how they would spend their newfound fortune, but said they were happy to wave goodbye to their pension.

“We’ll give some to our children and grandchildren,” he said.

“We’re quite happy where we are and have lovely neighbours so we’d like to stay at home for as long as possible.

“The money will give us more choices on how we live out our days and we can now afford to hire help or go into a retirement home that really suits us.”