A MARANGAROO couple will be spending the next 20 years with good fortune after a Lotto win heading into the Year of the Pig.
The retired husband in his 50s said he was so shocked to realise he’d won first prize in Sunday’s Set for Life draw, which sees them receive $20,000 a month for the next 20 years, that he lost his appetite.
“I was really hungry when I went to check my ticket but when I heard I’d won, I wasn’t hungry anymore,” he said.
“I am speechless.
“I was feeling lucky because of it being Chinese New Year.
“When I scanned my ticket in the machine I thought something was wrong because it wasn’t showing me my prize.”
The husband said he’d been buying Lotto, and more recently Set for Life tickets, from Glenview Lottery Centre in Ballajura for the past 20 years using his favourite numbers.
When asked what he planned to do with his newfound wealth he said he would begin his new fortune by paying off debt.
“It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” he said.
“My wife still works and loves her job so she’ll probably keep working.”
WA had two Set for Life winners on Sunday, February 3, taking the state’s total to nine winners since the game launched in 2016.
Lotterywest spokeswoman Hermione Coleman said they were still on the hunt for the second winner, who bought their ticket on their Lotterywest Membership online.
“We urge everyone to check their tickets as it could be you,” she said.
The total prize for Set for Life is $4.8 million.