An Albany family is $700,000 richer after deciding to double check a three week old division one Lotto ticket before throwing it away.
The husband had originally checked the slip against the wrong weekly results.
"I was ready to throw the ticket out but thankfully my wife decided to recheck it," he said.
"Let me tell you - once we realised we'd won it was a bloody long drive from Albany [to claim the prize]."
The self-proclaimed Aussie battlers, who purchased their ticket from Albany Lottery News and Gifts in May, said the windfall meant they could look at purchasing a home.
"We might also take a holiday because, let's face it, we're not getting any younger," the husband said.
Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said Lotto luck had well and truly taken up residence in regional Western Australia with Albany, Geraldton, Australind, Busselton and now Northam all producing Division 1 wins.
"This weekend Northam Central Newsagency sold a Saturday Lotto winning ticket worth more than $1.3 million," she said.