A family in Western Australia used to working long hours all week for the past ten years have won a $40m jackpot in Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw.
The South West family have decided to remain anonymous, but the father of the family said: “We’ve been working seven days a week, 15 hours a day for the last 10 years. We haven’t been able to afford a house or a car and every time we have gone to the bank for a loan, it’s been declined.”
After discovering their OZ Lotto win, the father said he was “crying, shaking and bawling my eyes out all the way home.” Another family in the State won a $1m Australian Lotto prize and said it’d take them off ‘struggle street.’
He added that the win “certainly won’t change us.” That’s what another family from the state said after their $50m Australian Powerball win.
The parents intend to carry on working and live a normal life, but with some added luxuries. This will include taking their caravan on holiday, flying business class rather than on a budget airline and ordering room service in a hotel. In Canada, Stephanie Lewis, 24, and her partner Keith Hayman, 29, both retired after their $30m Lotto Max jackpot win.
The Oz Lotto win will secure their children’s future and allow them to finally get a home “we can actually call our own for the first time.” That’s just what Mary Ellis from England did after winning £443,377 playing UK Lotto.
The winning numbers were 38, 32, 37, 9, 17, 19 and 1. The supplementary numbers were 22 and 41. The winning ticket was sold at Newsagency in Harvey. The store has a Buddha at the counter which has spare change taped all over it and people believe this may have led to the $40m Oz Lotto win.
Western Australia has had plenty of luck and last October three players had a Division One Oz Lotto win in the same draw. The win is the second biggest in the state’s history, following a $50 million win in July 2015.
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