A Perth family doing it tough and a public servant from regional WA have had their lives transformed by Lotto wins this week.
The winner from Northam, northeast of Perth, has claimed a $2 million prize, while a Canning Vale family has raked in more than $670,000.
The Northam winner told The West Australian they would buy a new car with their winnings but wouldn’t change too much about their country lifestyle.
“It just changes the balance between what I need and what I want,” the winner said.
“I recently thought about buying a car and was going to get a second-hand one, but now I can skip that hassle and get a new one. Maybe get a caravan too!”
The winner said they would also do some renovations on their property and donate some money to charity.
“I’ve got a horse, chooks and a dog. The dog might get a new collar but they don’t seem to care about the prize too much, they just want to be fed,” the winner said.
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The lucky winner had lost their ticket but managed to have the winning numbers verified by Lotterywest, which had registered the details, The West Australian reports.
For a struggling Canning Vale family – one of six winners to share Saturday night’s jackpot – the money couldn’t have come at a better time.
The husband told The West Australian he’d had a “strong feeling” about some upcoming good luck, although his wife wasn’t so sure.
But $672,883 later, it’s safe to say that hubby’s intuition was on the money.