“Best mistake ever” leads Boronia man to $2 million after winning TattsLotto twice in the same draw
A Boronia man has burst into hysterical laugher this morning after discovering he held not one, but two, division one winning entries in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw which yielded him over $2 million in division one prize money.
The Melbourne player held two of the six division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4101, drawn Saturday 7 November 2020. Each division one winning entry is worth $1,028,920.70.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the happy man’s marked System 7 entry also won him division two 6 times bolstering his prize to $1,056,289.10. Since both of his tickets were the same type of entry, he takes home a total prize of $2,112,578.20.
When we phoned the winner this morning, he was midway through his morning errands and had to pull his car over to hear the exciting news.
“Ok, I’m pulled over! I’m ready! What have you got to tell me?” he asked.
“Hooray! Thank you! I didn’t realise I had bought the same ticket twice.
“That’s so funny! I play every week and I usually just press ‘play it again’. I didn’t realise I had pressed it twice.
“It’s crazy! I never imagined I’d get those exact numbers once and win, let alone twice!
“I got a shock when you told me I’d won so it’s hard to believe the second win.
“It’s interesting but very good! I’m very very happy!
“It’s the best mistake ever! I’d be happy to make a few more mistakes like this one!”
The happy winner also revealed the unusual way he chose the winning numbers.
“These numbers have been hand-picked by my family,” he explained.
“We put all of the numbers in the box, and then I asked each of my immediate family members to choose one.
“So they are special numbers, but not birthdays or anything, just special because my family helped me choose them.”
When asked how he planned to enjoy life as a multi-millionaire, the thrilled winner confessed the news was still sinking in.
“I haven’t thought about it yet! It’s too crazy to think about!” he laughed.
“We’ll definitely look into what we can do with it.
“I know my wife will be keen to make sure we give back to some charities.
“Maybe we’ll pull their names out of a box too!”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased both of his winning entries online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.