Thursday
Dec222016

'Paycheck-To-Paycheck' Young Family Win $10 Million In Oz Lotto Jackpot

The winning ticket was bought at Haynes Good News Agency in Brookdale, WA. Two staff members celebrate the win for their store.

A new home and a trip to Disneyland are first buys on the list for a family from Armadale.

The lucky Western Australian family has scooped a first division lotto win of $10 million just in time for Christmas. 

The Armadale family took home the entire division one pool in Tuesday's Oz Lotto draw on Wednesday night after purchasing the ticket at Haynes Good News Agency in Brookdale, WA Today reported. 

Staff at Haynes Good News Agency celebrate the win.

The young family are planning a holiday to Disneyland and say they will purchase their dream home - with two storeys, a pool and even a new family dog.

The young parents, who want to remain anonymous, are battlers from Armadale with several children, and who were living pay check to pay check.  

"There were lots of tears and we haven't slept since learning of the news last night," they told 7 News

News about the win from the Haynes Good News Agency Facebook page.

"We were preparing for a basic Christmas because we couldn't afford anything extravagant, but that's all about to change now," said the family.

"This money guarantees our children a good start in life and they'll have everything they need including a great education."

This is the first division one ticket to be sold at the store since it began operating five years ago.  

Mikaela Thompson, who works at the agency, said staff are thrilled and in shock.

Mikaela Thompson (r) won employee of the year at the Australian Lottery and Newsagent Federation awards in November. PHOTO: Facebook

"It's just the most amazing feeling to know that we have changed someone's life for the better and what a perfect time just before Christmas," Ms Thompson told Daily Mail Australia.

It is the fifth first division win in Western Australia in just five days, according to Lottery West. 

WA's tally of division one lotto and first prize winners for the year has now reached 83. 

SOURCE: Daily Mail