A group of eight Bacchus Marsh shoppers have shared a $2.86 million prize from the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.

The players were part of a store syndicate, which held one of the seven division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4271, drawn on Saturday, 25 June 2022.

Each member of the syndicate will bag a share worth $358,361.07

Shares in the winning syndicate were purchased at Bacchus Marsh Newsagency, 138 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.

Bacchus Marsh Newsagency owner Pete Drever said discovering his store’s syndicate had scored division one was a fantastic way to start the day.

“It was incredible to discover a store syndicate that’s been running for over a decade won a division one prize!” he exclaimed.

“We know all the share owners and they’re all locals!

“I reached out to the syndicate members this morning and some of them have stated that they are going to share the win with loved ones doing it tough, extend their holidays, and pay off their mortgages.

“The win could not have come at a better time. People are struggling with the cost of living now and this win will help a lot of families. It’s also great news for the township in general.

“Although we have had some division one wins over the last ten or so years, the buzz of a new win is always special so we plan to celebrate with the town and decorate our outlet.”