Perth mates land big prize

Geraldton Guardian
Two Perth men have claimed Saturday’s division one lottery win.
Camera IconTwo Perth men have claimed Saturday’s division one lottery win.

A pair of lifelong friends from Perth have claimed Geraldton’s winning ticket in last weekend’s $2 million division one Saturday lotto draw.

The winning ticket was bought from Jungles News and Lotto in Wonthella with Lotterywest confirming yesterday the prize had been claimed.

The two mates from the southern suburbs have been playing Lotto together for 25 years and said they’d always hoped their lucky numbers would deliver them a win.

“Rain, hail or shine, our numbers go on every week,” one of the friends said.

“We’ve seen how lucky players from WA have been and always held out hope we’d win too.”

The pair, who would usually check their ticket the night of the draw, didn’t realise that they were winners until the following day.

“I was checking our numbers in the newspaper and saw that we had four and was pretty rapt that we’d won something,” the other friend said.

“Then I saw that we had all six and thought I must be dreaming,” they added.

The friends, who go halves in a Lotto ticket each week, said it was cost effective to play together.

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