Visit to the ‘big smoke’ ends in Set For Life win

South Western Times

A couple from WA’s south west have come forward to claim their winning Set For Life ticket, which was bought while they were shopping “in the big smoke” earlier this month.

The couple said they purchased the ticket on a whim from The Gallery of Claremont on January 8, and have now won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.

“I don’t know what came over me but I stopped, bought a ticket, rubbed it on the Buddha and hoped for the best,” the wife said.

Though the happy couple are elated about their win, the husband admits he thought he was in trouble when his wife broke the news to him.

“When she first sat me down I thought – what have I done now?” he said.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said the country couple were the fourth Set for Life winners this year nationally.

“Set for Life has been on fire this year,” Ms Compagnone said.

“Not only do games like this change the lives of people like our winners from the South West, the funds raised support WA’s hospitals, sporting and arts groups, as well as hundreds of not-for-profit organisations,” she added.

Meanwhile, a Saturday Lotto winning ticket sold at the Miami Newsagency in Falcon remains unclaimed.

The ticket, worth just over $500,000, is one of eight sold across the country.

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