A newly-minted Perth millionaire has revealed he made a mistake when he went to check his lottery winnings.
The man, aged in his 80s, won $1.6 million in the Saturday Lotto draw.
But the Morley resident initially believed his total winnings were considerably less.
“There were three winners, so I divided the prize by three and thought I had won around $500,000,” the man said.
“I had the weekend and public holiday to think about what I would do with $500,000.
“I went to my retailer to double check my ticket and when he told me it was worth $1.6 million my gob hit the floor.”
The man and his partner plan to use the money to travel overseas.
“When I thought I had won $500,000, I planned to upgrade our seats to business class, but now I’ll be going first,” he said.
Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said the man’s ticket was the second winning division-one entry sold at Carramar Lottery Centre and News in Morley in the space of a week.
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