Check your tickets: Search is on for new $4.8 million lotto winner

Mel Buttigieg

A mystery person will be "set for life" with a total cash prize of of $4.8 million, after numbers came up on Thursday night matching a lotto ticket purchased from a general store.

Perth lotto announced on Friday a mystery person is yet to come forward to claim the winning Set for Life ticket, to pocket $20,000 each month for the next 20 years.

The total prize equates to $4.8 million, or $240,000 each year, over the 20 years.

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The lucky ticket was purchased from Fieldgate News and General Store in the Perth suburb of Balga, with calls for customers to check their numbers.

Today's announcement is Western Australia's second Set for Life first prize winner in just a month, adding to the eight national winners so far this year.

Owner of the Balga store Tommy Ma was ecstatic to hear the news, saying his special Buddha statue placed in-store could have brought good fortune.

“I feel fantastic – I’m not sure which one of our customers will be taking home this prize but they definitely deserve it,” he said.


“The Buddha was blessed in a Vietnam temple and shipped over just for us,” Mr Ma said.

Since the game was launched in August 2015, seven WA players have picked up a Set for Life first prize, sharing in almost $35 million of prize money.

The winning numbers from Draw #931 on Thursday February 22, 2018. Source: Lotterywest

Lotterywest is waiting to hear from Thursday night’s winner.

Set for Life draws take place every night of the week. If won, there are up to four guaranteed first prizes of $20,000 every month for 20 years with every draw.

This week's first place lotto win follows a $55 million Powerball winner still yet to come forward after a winning ticket was sold in Melbourne on January 11.

The unregistered ticket was sold by Scole Lotto and News at Brunswick, in Melbourne's inner-north.