Some weekend winners in Western Australia have begun to plan how they will spend their $1.3 million prize after scoring the Saturday Lotto win.
The Claremont couple confirmed they’ll be able to settle a running joke about cutting back on work, but said they wouldn’t be keeping all the money to themselves.
The lucky couple plan to pay off their mortgage and travel around Australia, but have confirmed they will put some money aside for a good cause.
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They told Lotterywest they plan to support charities close to their heart.
Monday morning was made much more bearable for the two workaholics, who told Lotterywest officials that they will finally be able to take their foot off the gas.
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“Each Monday I would jokingly ask ‘do we have to go to work?’ one winner said.
“Each time the answer has been ‘yes’ — until today.
“It’s amazing, it’s liberating, we work long hours so the chance to ease up is great.”
The winning lottery ticket for draw 4313 on Saturday was purchased online, and Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said he hopes it is a sign of good things to come for the state’s lottery players, ahead of another big draw this weekend.
“Now that Powerball has jackpotted to $60 million, we would love for another West Aussie to celebrate what would be our biggest win for the year,” he said.
“WA’s last Powerball win was in March, when a Swan Valley family discovered their incredible $40 million win after initially forgetting they had purchased a ticket in the draw.
“It’s always exciting when jackpots start to reach these heights, and it would be great to see another WA syndicate share in a Powerball Division One prize.”
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