Lotto win for Alkimos couple

Lotto win for Alkimos couple

AN Alkimos couple is $701,962 richer after buying a winning division one Lotto ticket in Perth.

The couple have visited the Lotterywest winners room to claim their prize for a ticket bought at The Mall Newsagency in Perth.

The man said he usually played Lotto online but on that particular day decided to buy a ticket in-store too.

“I thought I’d won a prize so I handed my ticket to the girl at the newsagency to check and she looked even more nervous than me! She told me to get straight to Lotterywest,” said the man.

“It’s quite overwhelming, we’ve always thought about what we could do if we ever won Lotto and now it’s actually happened.”

The couple now hope to retire earlier than planned, pay off their mortgage and start home renovations.

A pair of friends from the South West will share in the same amount after buying another winning ticket at Nannup News and Post Office.