WHILE the identity of WA’s newest millionaire remains a mystery, the Lotterywest Winners Room saw plenty of happy faces yesterday when two of last weekend’s Division 1 winners came forward to collect $420,000 each.
A syndicate of four work colleagues shared one lot of $420,000, while a Joondanna couple in their 70s who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary also collected their winnings.
And WA’s incredible winning streak continued after delivering its fourth Division 1 Lotto winner in the last four days.
The most recent winner was produced last night in the South-West thanks to a ticket worth $1 million that was purchased from Nextra Bunbury.
The winner joins three Division 1 winners from the weekend – all sharing in almost $2.5 million in combined prize money.
Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said it was clear Lady Luck has landed in WA and hoped it would continue with almost $100 million in Lotto prizes up for grabs over the next week.
“It all starts tonight with a $25 million Powerball jackpot,” she said.
“Then the annual draw everyone has been waiting for – the $30 million Saturday Lotto Megadraw.”
Lotto fever shows no sign of cooling down in the New Year, when a $40 million OZ Lotto jackpot is on offer.
“There wasn’t a dull moment at Lotterywest HQ yesterday,” Ms Compagone said.
“We welcomed a syndicate of four Perth workmates, who shared in one of the $420,000 prizes.
“While a retired Joondanna couple in their 70s… also took home one of the top prizes.”
The couple said they had no plans to spend big, and would try to keep the celebrations modest.
“I’d like to get my hair done and do a big grocery shop,” the wife said.
Players have until 6pm draw day to purchase tickets in this week’s draws from Lotterywest in-store, via Lotterywest membership online or by downloading the app.