Sticking to the same set of numbers for years is the secret behind his weekend TattsLotto success, according to Mornington’s latest division one winner. 

The Victorian winner held one of the nine division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4081, drawn Saturday 29 August 2020. Each entry took home a division one prize of $555,248.73. 

“I haven’t let the ticket out of my sight!” the ecstatic man explained when confirming his win with us this morning. 

“It’s been pinned to my board. I keep looking at it. Did I get it wrong? Did I make a mistake? 

“When I checked it, I was in shock! Things like this don’t really happen to me. 

“I’ve been playing for 30 years and for quite a long while, I’ve been playing the same numbers. They weren’t anything special, but I just stuck with them as I couldn’t be bothered changing them. That’s what did it! 

“I’m still in semi-shock. We had a celebration last night — just at home — but I still had to front up to work today.” 

Amid his surprise at scoring division one, the Mornington resident has already worked out how he will use his prize. 

“I’ll start by paying off the mortgage, getting a new car and helping the kids out.  Hopefully, at some point, we can travel overseas too,” he said.

"It will also speed up my retirement plans for sure. 

“This will go a long way!” 

The regular player, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his marked 10-game entry at Mornington Authorised Newsagency, 97 Main Street, Mornington. 

Mornington Authorised Newsagency manager Peter Marshall said the win was great news for the local community, especially during these difficult times. 

“It’s terrific news for our local Main Street customers. It puts a smile on everyone’s face,” he said. 

“We’ve sold maybe seven or eight division one winning entries during the past 25 years, and it’s been maybe three years since we last sold a division one winning entry. We can’t wait to see if our customers score another one soon. 

“We hope our winner enjoys their prize. Take a deep breath and when COVID-19 passes, live for the moment!”