A newly retired couple from Rutherglen have started making holiday plans after discovering they had won the $15 million division one prize in Oz Lotto draw 1233 on Tuesday 3 October 2017. 

The wife of the couple confessed to a Tatts official that she had been waiting by the phone for a confirmation of their win $15 million life changing win. 

“We thought we had won but we weren’t sure until you rang,” the wife said through happy tears. 

“My husband recently retired – you have no idea what this means for us! I just can’t believe it! 

“I checked my emails this morning, and it said that we had won something, but it wouldn’t tell us the amount. 

“We checked the numbers online and thought we may have won but we were just waiting for your phone call. 

“We had breakfast and sat here and let it sink in while we waited!” 

When asked how the thrilled couple planned to spend the life-changing windfall the wife declared a holiday was on the top of their to-do list. 

“A big holiday overseas! We love travelling overseas but with my husband retiring early we weren’t sure when we’d be able to go. 

“Now we are! Paris, Rome, London - we’ve been before but we are going back again!” 

The regular player admitted there was no significance to the marked numbers on her 12-game entry but that she had been playing the same numbers for years. 

“We play the same numbers every week, we chose them at random a long time ago but we’ve just kept playing them. 

“They are definitely significant now!” 

The over-the-moon couple who wish to remain anonymous purchased their entry  at Rutherglen News & Lotto, 128-130 Main Street, Rutherglen. 

Daniel Taborsky, owner of Rutherglen News & Lotto, said the outlet was thrilled to have sold their first division one prize. 

“It’s very exciting! It’s our first division one prize we’ve ever sold so we are celebrating in the outlet with balloons and streamers everywhere!” he exclaimed. 

“It is terrific for the outlet and for our small country town. We are so pleased a local and regular customer has won it. 

“Congratulations to our winner – we hope they enjoy their prize!” 

The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1233 on Tuesday 3 October were 43, 36, 7, 30, 14, 9 and 26. The supplementary numbers were 41 and 38. 

Across Australia there was one division one winning entry in Oz Lotto draw 1233. 

Last financial year, 18 Oz Lotto winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions won more than $182 million.  

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 321 so far this calendar year, including 117 won by Tatts customers.