Six West Australian Lotto players could be unaware they’re sitting on a six figure sum.
Lotterywest is looking for the six winners, who have shared in Lotto jackpots over the past two months, including four from the past weekend alone.
On Saturday Superdraw, four tickets sold in WA shared in the division one jackpot and scooped $740,740 each.
But the winners might not even know they’re sitting on a fortune, will all four prizes remaining unclaimed two days later.
The winning tickets were sold in Myaree, Palmyra, Darch and Wanneroo and matched the numbers 22,17, 19, 29, 9 and 11.
The search is also on for two other winners who have also yet to claim their winnings after buying their tickets in Perth’s southern suburbs.
A ticket from Willetton Newsagency sold two months ago is worth $613,000.
A second Saturday Lotto prize, worth more than half a million dollars from a ticket sold last month from Winthrop Village News and Gifts is also unclaimed.
Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said the mystery winners took the State’s tally of division one winners so far this year to 37.
“Whether they know they are a winner yet or not, this could be the perfect way to kick start the new financial year,” he said.
Earlier this month, a Joondalup couple told how they hung on to their ticket, unaware they were Lotto millionaires.
The pair initially thought they’d scooped $750 — but their windfall was far more significant.
“We kept checking over and over again and that’s when it clicked – we could actually be millionaires,” one of the winners said.
Given the tough economic situation the couple will use their winnings to help close family.
Meanwhile, a Perth student who won $100,000 on his first scratchie shared some of his winnings with his local newsagent.
The Ballajura man bought a $6.60 Scratch’n’Win ticket at Morley North News after finding out the store had a $10 minimum purchase.
The man, who is aged in his late 20s, learned of his huge win just minutes later.
One of his first moves was to draw out some of the cash to thank the staff who talked him into buying the ticket.
Morley North News owner Anna Chung said she was shocked by the gesture.
“He came in with a box of chocolates and shared $300 of his winnings with us to say thank you for convincing him to buy a Scratch’n’Win ticket,” she said.
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