Woman gets surprising news after joking about winning the lottery

Brooke Rolfe
News Reporter

A woman received the surprise of a lifetime after realising the winning the lottery she had earlier joked about having was in fact hers all along.

The couple, from Parmelia in Kwinana, south of Perth, became Western Australia’s newest millionaires after winning the weekend’s $1.3 million Division One prize.

“I heard someone in Kwinana had won, so I went around telling everyone it was me,” the woman told Lotterywest.

“Eventually I checked the ticket, however I actually missed the line with the winning numbers.”

She said it was her son that pointed out she did in fact have the winning numbers.

“I guess the joke was on me in the end.”

The ticket was sold at The Kwinana Hub LotteryCentre and News, with the winning numbers eight, 45, 6, 2, 39, 36 and supplementary numbers 5 and 13.

The woman jokingly celebrated a win before checking her ticket. Source: File/Getty Images

The woman and her partner said they hoped to clear their debt with the money and look after their children and grandkids.

“Perhaps a Harley for every day of the week would be nice,” the man, who is aged in his 50s, said.

Peter Andersson, owner of the store which sold the winning ticket, said after 19 years in business, his shop had sold 13 winning Division One tickets.

Western Australian players have won a Division One prize in every Saturday Lotto draw so far this year.

Hermione Coleman from Lotterywest said there had been a variety of winners across WA including foster carers and Lego enthusiasts.

“WA players have another chance to win big this week, as OZ Lotto has jackpotted to $15 million so make sure you grab your ticket before 6pm Tuesday,” she said.

Saturday’s win has now taken WA’s Division One winners tally to 24.

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