A Balwyn woman can’t wait to wander the cherry blossom-lined streets of Japan after landing a magical $1.3 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.

The Melburnian held one of the four division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4445, drawn Saturday 24 February 2024 and took home a total prize of $1,369,949.16.

When we contacted the seasoned player, she was awestruck by the revelation her life had changed overnight.

“Is this a joke? Is this for real?” she gasped.

“I get so scared with all of the scam calls going around.

“Are you serious? Oh! I can’t believe it!

“This is unbelievable. Thank you so much.

“That’s such good news. How fantastic.

“Oh, don’t you have the best job in the world!

“I’ve played TattsLotto since I was 18 years old; I’m now middle-aged.

“It’s always nice when it’s shared amongst other people too. I’m glad to hear three other people won in the same draw!

“I’m going to Japan soon, so this will turn it into a trip of a lifetime!
“I’ll also share some of the win with my kids – they deserve it.

“They’ve all got mortgages, and it will help them.

“I’ll have to let them know today. I don’t think they’ll believe it either!”

Her winning 18-game QuickPick was purchased at Australia Post on Golden Yangtze, 1060 Burke Road, Balwyn.

Australia Post on Golden Yangtze owner Jason Gui said they were buzzing with excitement when they found out their outlet had sold a division one winning entry worth $1.3 million.

“When my wife first saw the notification that we had sold a division one winning entry – she thought it was a scam – no kidding!” he exclaimed.

“After carefully reading that our outlet did in fact sell a division one winning entry worth $1.3 million, we immediately burst into celebration and were so thrilled.

“We haven't sold any division one winning entry since we took over the business in August 2020. The previous owner had sold a division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto. It’s now our time to shine!

 “Congratulations to our division one winner! Thank you for coming to our outlet. Your win is incredibly exciting, and we're thrilled to have been a part of it.

“We hope this prize brings you immense joy and opens new opportunities up for you. Enjoy every moment of this incredible achievement!”