A Braybrook man believes his ritual of imagining a happy, healthy and wealthy life in his old family home when he purchases his TattsLotto tickets has delivered him an $834,000 division one prize. 

The Victorian held one of the seven division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4175, drawn Saturday 24 July 2021. Each division one winning entry takes home an $834,643.56 prize. 

Speaking with us, the deliriously happy winner relayed how his division one win came to be. 

“I had just finished the graveyard shift when I checked my ticket on The Lott app,” he explained. 

“I was blown away! I couldn’t believe it! 

“There was no way I was going to be sleeping after seeing that. It’s amazing! 

“I’ve been playing for decades, but I have never won division one. So I actually just developed a new system for buying my tickets, and it seems like it’s come through for me! 

“See, when I was young, I grew up in a beautiful family home in Preston.

"So every now and again, I drive back to that home. I stare at the house and dream about living in it again, and then I go to a newsagency in the area, and I buy my TattsLotto ticket. 

“So It’s really incredible I have won because it feels like it was meant to be! 

“It’s just lifted the weight completely off my shoulders and made this year so much better.” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his windfall, the Melbourne local said the win allowed him to dream of bigger and better things. 

“It’s given me complete financial freedom,” he explained happily. 

“It’s going to allow me to really, really enjoy my life. 

“Some will also go towards my future retirement, and who knows, maybe I will buy my family home in the future!” 

His winning entry was purchased at Gilberton News Post & Lotto, 552 Murray Road, Preston West. 

Gilberton News Post & Lotto owner Xuan Zu said the outlet was proud to have made one of their customers a division one winner. 

“It’s very exciting!” she said. 

“We always love selling big prizes to our customers, so we were very happy to see we’d made one of our customers a division one winner. “Congratulations to our happy winner. We hope this prize can help you to achieve some of your life-long dreams. 

“We can’t wait to make more of our customers dreams come true.”