‘Hyperventilation and tears’: Geraldton couple win $75,000

Midwest Times
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A married couple from Geraldton are $75,000 richer after scoring a win with a Lotterywest Scratchie.

The 62-year-old male supervisor and 54-year-old female trust account manager bought the $5 winning ticket at Queens Super IGA and claimed their win in Perth today.

The husband said they reacted to the win with “hyperventilation, tears and hopping up and down on one leg”.

“I always said I’d shout it from the rooftops when I’d won but I didn’t know what to do when I found out,” he said.

The man said they have been buying Scratchies on and off for about 20 years.

Their trip to Perth to collect their winnings was their first visit to the State capital in 12 years.

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