A Winthrop man has realised his Lotto dream … all thanks to an act of pure romance from his beloved wife.
The man, aged in his 50s, has been playing Lotto for 30 years – always buying his own ticket – and the most he’d ever won was $60.
But that all changed when his wife decided to buy the ticket for the May 30 Saturday Lotto draw.
The ticket was bought from Winthrop Village News and Gifts and is worth more than $502,000.
“I don’t normally buy them, my husband buys our tickets each week,” she said.
“I bought it for him out of love and then I simply forgot I had it.
“If my husband had bought this ticket, we would have been here to claim the prize a lot sooner.”
The husband couldn’t believe his wife had scooped the pool with her romantic gesture.
“Thirty years and my wife beat me to it,” he said.
“I checked all of my tickets at the time, which were duds, but then my wife remembered she had one and now here we are in the Winners’ Room.”
Meanwhile, Saturday Lotto welcomed another WA Division One this weekend.
The ticket, purchased through a Lotterywest membership online, is now worth more than $797,000.
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