'My gob hit the floor': Lotto winner's $1.6 million 'mistake'

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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.

Pictured are lottery balls. A Perth man who won $1.6 million made a mistake, thinking he had won an amount that was substantially less.
A man who won $1.6 million first thought he'd won half a million. Source: The Lott (file pic)

“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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