A GRANDMOTHER from Middle Swan has claimed her $10 million OzLotto prize a month on from the draw – because she lost the winning ticket.
The woman, who purchased the ticket using her Lotterywest membership, said if it hadn’t have been for the organisation getting in touch, the winning ticket would most likely have been thrown away.
“I buy a few Lotto tickets every week and somehow I had mixed this particular one up with some receipts and stashed them in an old envelope,” she said.
“I couldn’t believe it when I was prompted to go looking for the ticket – never it a million years did I expect it was worth $10 million.”
The woman said she burst into tears when she found out she had won.
“I couldn’t stop crying – dreams do come true,” she said.
“This is a bonus beyond belief.”
The grandmother said sharing the prize money with her children and grandchildren was on the top of her to-do list.
“I really haven’t had a chance for the news to sink in but my family are number one,” she said.
“Then maybe a few home renovations and enjoying time in my garden.”
The Middle Swan grandmother purchased her winning ticket from newsXpress Centrepoint Midland for an OZ Lotto jackpot held on March 27.
Meanwhile Lotterywest is still waiting to hear from two missing Division 1 Lotto winners who each took home over half a million dollars in a Saturday Lotto draw held over a week ago.
The winning tickets, each worth $580,853 were purchased from Shamrock Newsagency in the Perth CBD and Merriwa Plaza.