For the first time in 35 years a family run business in Mundijong produced a winning Division 1 lottery ticket over the weekend.
The win contributes to the 38th Division 1 win for Western Australia so far this year with punters now sharing in more than $92 million in prize money.
Mundijong IGA storeowner Nancy Gangemi said she was delighted to have potentially changed the life of one lucky local.
“This is the first Division 1 win for our store,” she said.
“Certainly we hope the Lotto luck continues with the $20 million Saturday Superdraw only days away.”
Mundijong resident and IGA storeowner Rosa Vizzari said she was ecstatic about the win.
“Everyone’s been over the moon,” she said.
“If something’s meant to be it will be.”
A Padbury couple aged in their 70s also won almost $1 million in Saturday’s Lotto draw after purchasing their ticket from Padbury News and Post.
They said the windfall capped off what has been a pretty tough life for them both.
“When you’ve battled your whole life you don’t expect something like this to happen,” they said.
“Our first purchase will be an around the world plane ticket to cross a few things off our bucket list.”
It was expected about 750,000 tickets will be sold in the lead up to this weekend’s Superdraw.