A RETIRED Subiaco man won a $6 million Powerball prize last Friday.
The overnight multi-millionaire was at Lotterywest Head Office as the doors opened to claim his prize.
He said he would use the money to replace his old car and do some home renovations.
“When I was checking the numbers last night I got through three and just knew I’d won Division 1, but I didn’t think I would be the only one in Australia,” he said.
Crossways News and Lotteries owner Sally Harris said it was the first winning Division 1 ticket the store had sold since she purchased the newsagency five years ago.
Ms Harris said the win added to the buzz around Subiaco during football finals fever on the long weekend.
“It felt like we’d been building to this point and now it’s all about keeping the luck rolling,” she said.
“We will be showing off that we’ve finally done it.”
One third of every dollar spent on Lotterywest games goes to support not-for-profit and charitable groups in WA.
The National Heart Foundation of Australia in Subiaco recently received a $20,660 Lotterywest Grant to buy display equipment and information technology to educate the community about heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.