Couple mistake million-dollar Lotto win for $750 windfall

Yahoo News Staff
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A Perth couple who thought they had bagged a $750 Lotto prize were stunned to learn they were actually millionaires.

The pair, from Joondalup, picked up the Saturday Lotto ticket for June 6 from the Grand Boulevard Lotteries Kiosk.

They initially believed they had won $750, but when they re-checked the ticket, they realised they had all the winning numbers and were actually $1.23 million richer.

A winning Saturday Lotto ticket held up by a woman. A Perth couple, from Joondalup, won $1.23 million in the Saturday Lotto.
The couple, from Joondalup, picked up the Saturday Lotto ticket for June 6 from the Grand Boulevard Lotteries Kiosk. Source: Lotterywest/Facebook

“We kept checking over and over again and that’s when it clicked – we could actually be millionaires,” the couple said, according to a Lotterywest Media release.

The couple are planning on using their winnings to help family members who are out of work.

“Everybody in the family gets a helping hand,” the couple said.

The pair aren’t the only lucky ones, with a man from Perth’s northern suburbs winning another “outstanding” Saturday division-one prize.

The man had no idea he had won more than $500,000 in May until Lotterywest gave him a ring.

“Lotterywest called me, but I thought it was a scam at first,” he said.

“I was ready to tell him where to go until he asked me to check my account, that’s when I started to shake.”

All available profits Lotterywest makes from every jackpot, draw and ticket goes to the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund, aimed at helping members of the community recover from the deadly pandemic.

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