A Perth couple managed to claim almost $2 million from the lottery after buying two tickets with the same numbers.
The couple, from Perth’s suburb of Beechboro, had two of the six division one winning entries from Saturday Lotto.
Each entry was worth more than $999,000.
The woman said it's simply part of their routine to buy tickets from different stores with the same lot of numbers.
“I went to the Morley store to repeat the numbers on one of my previously purchased tickets,” the woman said.
“Turns out that ticket, plus the one I had purchased from the Claremont store, matched all the winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw, making them both Division One winners.”
She excitedly woke her husband on learning of their huge win.
“He thought something was wrong with our cat,” she said.
“I just had to sit there and shake my head in disbelief, it was incredible.”
The winning numbers were 2, 14, 30, 32, 35, 38 and the supplementaries were 10 and 45.
Meanwhile, Thursday night’s Powerball draw has jackpotted to $20 million.
No one has been able to claim the top prize for three weeks now, but three entries managed to claim last week’s division two prize and each received more than $98,000.
The last division one Powerball entry saw the winner claim $60 million.
That entry was owned by a Townsville syndicate made up of 10 people.
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