Lotto luck in For­rest­field

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - FRONT PAGE -

LUCK’S with the cus­tomers of a For­rest­field newsagent.

A Wun­dowie FIFO worker be­came WA’s lat­est mil­lion­aire when he won $1.4 mil­lion af­ter buy­ing a Lotto ticket from For­rest­field Mar­ket­place News owner Fred Geb.

“I also sold a di­vi­sion 2 win­ner on the same evening to a dif­fer­ent per­son worth $10,194,” Mr Geb said.

“It’s very un­usual to get a di­vi­sion 1 and 2; it’s hard enough to get a di­vi­sion 1. “The luck’s in For­rest­field. “That was my 14th ma­jor prize win since I’ve been there.”

The Wun­dowie Me­gadraw win­ner plans to hang up his hi-vis.

“I nearly choked on my can of JD and coke when I found out,” he said. “This win means more time with my wife and kids af­ter re­ally strug­gling to be away from them.

“FIFO just about nailed me – it was a choice between my health and the money.”

He was one of five WA Me­gadraw win­ners to pick up $1 mil­lion.

They in­cluded a Wil­let­ton fam­ily, a mid­dle-aged cou­ple from Hil­larys and an Ave­ley woman in her 40s who picked up her win­ning ticket from Nex­tra Ex­press El­len­brook.

A win­ning ticket was also sold at He­lena Es­tate Phar­macy and News.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d477940

Fred Geb and Sa­mara Lance from For­rest­field Mar­ket­place Newspower.

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