A Mandurah man has come forward to claim $1 million in Monday Lotto prize money after purchasing a Division 1 winning ticket from Nextra West Forum Newsagency in Mandurah.
The windfall marks the second Division 1 winning ticket sold by the outlet so far this year with store owner Glenn Cornish hoping it was a sign of things to come ahead of tonight’s $50 million OZ Lotto jackpot.
“There’s a real buzz around tonight’s jackpot which is the highest we’ve experienced for OZ so far this year,” Mr Cornish said.
“Imagine all the dreams you could turn into reality if you were $50 million richer,” he added.
Lotterywest spokeswoman Chloe Lawler said it was expected retailers like Mr Cornish would pump out around 450 tickets per minute during peak periods this afternoon.
“We’ve already seen lines out the doors of our stores in Cloverdale, Midland, Karrinyup and Karratha,” Ms Lawler said.
“They churned out almost 200,000 tickets between them yesterday alone,” she added.
With tonight’s jackpot expected to generate an additional $3 million for the Western Australian community, Ms Lawler said there was every reason to pick up a ticket ahead of the draw.
“We’re experiencing unprecedented Lotto luck here in the West,” she said.
“Not only are you in with a chance of becoming an instant multimillionaire but when you play with Lotterywest one third of every dollar you spend is returned to community organisations across the State,” she added.
Ms Lawler said punters have until 6pm tonight to purchase tickets in-store, through Play Online or by downloading the Lotterywest app.