One lucky local in the tiny Wheatbelt town of Mukinbudin has won a $500,000 Division 1 prize in last night's Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at the Mukinbudin Newsagency and Ag Supplies in the heart of the town, about 290km north-east of Perth.

Mukinbudin boasts a population of just 400 people - and one newsagency.

Clare Barber, who works at the newsagency and sold the winning ticket, said it was the first Division 1 Lotto ticket to have ever been sold in the town.

Ms Barber said the winner was a regular customer and their fortune was the talk of the town.

"This morning everyone has been coming in and they are just buzzing, coming in saying they better buy a ticket" Ms Barber said.

"We've had a few big wins before but never a Division 1.

"It's really, really exciting for everybody. It puts Muka on the map I think.

"Not only are we excited for the winner but it feels like a win for the entire town."

The win comes as $42 million worth of prizes are up for grabs this week.

There is a $20 million Powerball jackpot prize on offer tonight and a $22 million Lotto Superdraw on Saturday.

WA players have until 6pm tonight to grab a ticket for tonight's Poweball jackpot draw and until 6pm Saturday to purchase a ticket for the Superdraw.

The WA community will receive 33 cents from each dollar spent on this week's draws.

This year, the Mukinbudin Planning and Development Group received a $20,141 Lotterywest grant to help pay for last weekend's Mukinbudin Spring Festival.

The West Australian

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