Aussie millionaire Lotto winner says ticket purchase was 'a mistake'

Sarah Carty

An Australian man who won $1 million in the Lotterywest draw has claimed that the purchase was actually a mistake.

The lucky winner, who hails from Roleystone in Perth, said that while he was delighted with his win, he wasn’t actually meant to buy a Lotto ticket at all.

In fact, the man, who is a bachelor, said he was supposed to purchase a Slikpik 25 online ticket but his hand slipped on the keyboard and he ended up buying a Slikpik 50 instead.

A Perth man who won $1 million on the Lotterywest draw claims he purchased the ticket by mistake. Photo: Getty Images


Speaking to Lotterywest, the man said he couldn’t believe it when he looked online and found out he was a millionaire.

“When I looked online and saw I had won, I thought it might be an electrical phenomenon,” he said.

“That or I was seeing things after a big Christmas party the night before.”

The man, who has been renting for years, said the money will go towards buying himself a slick bachelor pad, complete with a 55-inch TV screen.

Lotterywest is still waiting for the second winner from the weekend to come forward.

Tonight, there will be a $20 million OZ Lotto jackpot draw and the massive $30 million Megadraw will take place on December 30.

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