Lotto: Perth truck driver wins $2 million after buying winning ticket in Girrawheen
A truck driver with four decades behind the wheel has made one of his final deliveries — handing in his two weeks notice to his employer — after scooping $2 million in Saturday lotto.
The man, aged in his 60s, has pumped up his retirement fund thanks to the division one ticket for the August 7 draw, purchasing his entry from Newpark Lottery Centres and News in Girrawheen.
“They told me I had won $2 million and I thought I was good, but then broke down five seconds later,” the elated truck driver said.
“I’ve given my notice.”
The driver had known a division one ticket had been sold at the northern suburbs outlet but wasn’t rushed into getting his entry checked.
It took more than two weeks for the prize to be verified, with the lucky player admitting “I had been looking at the winner's banner in the store all week”.
“Their son was in the winner’s room with the couple and he was so happy to see his father celebrate the life-changing win after working so hard for more than 40 years,” Lotterywest spokesperson Sam Clark said.
“This year we have celebrated 49 Division One winner’s across our State and we would love to see this number continue to grow.”
Originally published as Lotto: Perth truck driver wins $2 million after buying winning ticket in Girrawheen
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