A snap decision to avoid being drenched in Perth’s storm this week as ended up in an almost 2.5 million payday for one Parmelia bloke.

The man in his 60’s said he realised he’d forgotten to buy a ticket in Tuesday’s draw, but also wasn’t keen on battling the elements outside.

“I didn’t want to get wet,” he said.

“I knew there was a retailer in Wellard that would be sheltered so I thought I’d go there.”

It was the first time he’d bought a ticket from Wellard Square News and Gifts, his Slikpik 18 matching the numbers 22, 30, 24, 12, 5, 3 and 27.

“All my family is in Queensland, so this is the time to retire and to see family,” he said.

All eyes are now firmly on tonight’s $15 million Powerball draw.


All available profits from Lotterywest tickets contribute to the COVID-19 Relief Fund which will help those in the community impacted.


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