“Should I laugh or cry?”: Broadford man beside himself with joy after discovering $2.5 million TattsLotto win
A Broadford man has confessed he’ll remain grounded and will focus on ensuring his children are set up for the future after bagging $2.5 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.
The Victorian resident held one of the eight division one winning entries in Saturday Lotto draw 4395 on Saturday 2 September 2023. Each division one winning entry pocketed $2.5 million.
The winning man took a little longer to discover his newfound fortune as the division one winning entry was unregistered which meant we had to wait for him to check his ticket and come forward.
“Oh my god, this is unbelievable!” the winning man exclaimed when an official from The Lott called to confirm his windfall.
“I tell you what, I’m doing exceptionally well now!
“I don’t know what to do though! I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.
“We play most weeks and I’ve always gone with the philosophy that you have to be in it to win it.
“You never really expect it to happen though.
“I’m going to retire straight away, I think. I’ve had a good working life, but this has just made it that much easier to pull back and enjoy the rest of my life in a more relaxed manner.
“I’ll also pay off my kid’s mortgages. It’s tough out there at the moment and I can’t wait to be able to help them get ahead and prepare for the future.
“I’ve got no doubt this win is going to do some amazing things for a lot of people.
“Thank you so much for this.”
His division one winning entry was purchased at Broadford Newsagency, 67 High Street, Broadford.
Broadford Newsagency store manager Amber Lunn said she was ecstatic to have sold a second division one winning entry in less than a month.
“How exciting has this been Broadford Newsagency and the local community. Who would believe that we would sell another division one winning entry in less than a month,” she said.
“We’re always happy when we sell a division one winning entry because it truly changes our customers lives and we’re glad to be a part of that.
“Congratulations to our very fortunate winner and we wish them all the best. Hopefully we can keep this winning streak going!”