A Cranbourne council worker’s dream of retiring and relocating to be closer to his children has come true after he took home $1.4 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.

The Melburnian held one of the seven division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4431, drawn Saturday 6 January 2024, and looks forward to a total division one prize of $1,428,580.38.

The million-dollar news came as a complete shock after the winning man revealed he normally didn’t win anything more than ‘a chook raffle’.

“I’m in shock,” he laughed.

“I think I checked the ticket more than 10 times.

“Thank you so much. I don’t know how to process this.

“I don’t normally win much. The most I’ve ever won is a chook raffle. This is definitely more than one chook – I can buy 20 chooks!

“I didn’t get much sleep – a lot of tossing and turning – and a lot of thinking about the win.

“I’m not a regular TattsLotto player. In fact, I don’t usually purchase tickets into TattsLotto, but I saw the offer was $10 million, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh, wouldn’t that be nice to win.”

“I purchased a QuickPick into the draw and didn’t think twice. I guess now these are my lucky numbers.

“My kids live up in Queensland. I’ve been thinking of retiring from my council job and moving to be closer to them. They all live there. One in Brisbane, and the rest in the Sunshine Coast.

“My siblings also have been asking when I’d be taking some leave to come visit them on holiday and now I can. I’ll have all the leave in the world!”

His winning 50-game QuickPick was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.