Wanneroo: FIFO Lotto millionaire says ‘bye’ to mortgage and ‘hello’ to more family time

Wanneroo: FIFO Lotto millionaire says ‘bye’ to mortgage and ‘hello’ to more family time

A FIFO worker living in the City of Wanneroo has come forward to claim his $1 million Wednesday Lotto prize more than a week after the draw.

His FIFO roster meant he could not check his tickets until he had returned from his last work stint.

“As I gathered my tickets to be checked, the staff member pointed out the decorations from their recent Division 1 win and speculated it could be me,” he said.

“When she told me I had the winning ticket, she couldn’t believe I was so calm.

“We hugged in celebration and then I headed straight down to Lotterywest HQ.”

The man said working 30 years FIFO had meant a lot of sacrifices and time away from his wife and kids.

“This win is life changing. I can hang up my FIFO hat and get an eight hour a day job in town,” he said.

“And that means more time with my family.”

Other plans for the prize included being debt free, spoiling his wife and kids and topping up the retirement fund.

“Bye bye mortgage,” he said.

The winning million dollar ticket was bought from Major Luck Lottery Centre in Clarkson.

The latest prize claim comes hot on the heels after a train driver with a heart of gold came forward a month after the draw to collect his $408,233 Saturday Lotto prize.

Lotterywest recently granted $200,000 to the City of Wanneroo for the development of Banksia Grove Skate Park, which opens on October 27.