It’s been a good week to be playing the lottery in Western Australia. A brother and sister from Perth won $1.3m in Saturday’s Lotto draw and are looking forward to a fantastic family Christmas.
The Joondanna siblings are both in their 40s and won the $1.36m prize with a ticket purchased from the Maylands Lottery Centre and Newagency. Their ticket matched 06-19-26-28-40-42 and in total won $1,364,341.55.
It’s not uncommon for siblings to win big lottery prizes together. Recently we told you about Eddy Trinidad and his son Alejandro from Rhode Island, USA, who won a $21.5m Mega Millions jackpot. Also in the USA, Vasily Sholokhov from Concord in California won $1 million on the Powerball lottery and told lottery officials that the prize will be split between himself and his two sons.
The two lucky Saturday Lotto winners now say that their family Christmas “just got a whole lot better.” That’s just what happened in England when Kevin Jones scooped a £6.1m UK Lotto jackpot. He put his winning numbers on baubles on his Christmas tree and the Saturday Lotto winners always want to have something to remind them of their big win.
They plan on framing their winning Saturday Lotto ticket though the brother joked, “Pity it’s got lipstick marks all over it – my sister hasn’t stopped kissing the ticket since we found out we’d won.” The lucky winners won’t be able to see it when they go on a planned overseas family holiday.
Earlier this year woman from Mandurah in Western Australia bagged $1.4m playing the Saturday Lotto. Also celebrating were a 15-strong syndicate of workers from Perth who won a $4.2 million Saturday Lotto prize.
There have been five division one winners in less than three weeks. A truck driver from Bentley won $1m after stopping off at bakery to buy a pie and got his winning lottery ticket while he was there. That’s like the woman from Maryland, USA, who made a routine stop-off at a liquor store and ended up winning $50,000 on a scratch card. Also in that state a lucky player had a new truck on his shopping list after his $100,000 win on a “$100 Grand” scratch card game.
A Geraldton farmer won $1m after buying a Lotto ticket at an airport as he was bored waiting for his flight. Altogether there have been 58 division one wins in Western Australia this