Bet­ter late than never for win­ner

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A COCK­BURN man is WA’s lat­est big win­ner af­ter net­ting more than $408,000 in Satur­day Lotto.

The train driver took more than a month to come for­ward af­ter ad­mit­ting that he had not paid at­ten­tion to the draw dates or num­bers.

He said he usu­ally gave a pile of Lotto tickets to his mum to check ev­ery few weeks but this time, on a whim, he de­cided to check the ticket him­self at Gate­way News and Lottery Cen­tre.

“I was just talk­ing to the staff at the store about the miss­ing ticket and who it could be – turned out it was me!” he said.

He said he wanted to use the money to help his mother, who had bat­tled can­cer for the past five months, re­unite with her sis­ter and treat the pair to a cruise.

“As a fam­ily we of­ten talk about what it would be like to win and now we’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing it and it feels great,” he said.

“I may re­tire early, al­though I en­joy my job so much I might just go ca­sual.

“I don’t re­ally need any­thing but I’ve had my eye on a new phone and might up­grade my car, but there’s no rush.

“Fingers crossed the good news con­tin­ues this week and Mum gets the all clear so our fam­ily can en­joy good times ahead.”

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