Decades-old TattsLotto tradition delivers double delight for Victorian brothers with a pair of $1 million wins
A pair of Victorian brothers have each won $1 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw with the same set of special numbers they’ve both been using since the late ‘70s.
The long-time players each held one of the five division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4393, drawn Saturday 26 August 2023 and each took home a total division one prize of $1,045,001.05.
The pair revealed the family tradition began when one brother asked the other to put on his regular TattsLotto ticket while he was on holidays. Both brothers then continued getting identical weekly TattsLotto tickets.
The brotherly duo were the only Victorians to have held all six winning numbers needed to score division one in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.
Sun-soaked adventure awaits Echuca retiree with $1 million win
An Echuca man can’t wait to make his wife’s long-held dream of visiting Hawaii a joyful reality after securing a $1 million win in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.
The northern Victorian was still reeling from excitement days after discovering his newfound fortune and breaking the winning news to his brother on Saturday night.
“It’s amazing. I feel great!” he cheered.
“You wouldn’t believe it; my brother has the same ticket.
“It all started in the early days when I went away for a holiday, and he put my TattsLotto ticket on for me. Since then, we’ve had the same numbers in every TattsLotto draw.
“I was out having some tea on Saturday night when I decided to check my TattsLotto ticket on the phone.
“I checked with my wife and asked her how many numbers I needed to win division one. She responded with six and assumed we only had five numbers.
“That’s when I turned to her and said, ‘don’t worry, we’ve got six!’. She couldn’t believe it. She thought I was kidding.
“I phoned my brother straight away and asked him if he had checked his ticket.
“We’re retired now, and my wife really wants to go to Hawaii for a family holiday. So, I think that’s what we will be doing with the prize!
“Thank you so much.”
His winning marked System 8 entry was purchased at Echuca Lucky Lotto, 196 Hare Street, Echuca.
Echuca Lucky Lotto manager Eric Davey said his team were so excited to hear they’d sold a division one winning entry to a local and helped change their life.
“It’s wonderful news! We were due to sell another division one winning entry as we had sold a division two entry only last week!” he explained.
“Echuca Lucky Lotto has been owned by Craig and Kylie Kirk for approximately 10 years and has been operating for around 45 years in total. We’ve seen many lottery wins and happy faces!
“Our customers often mention they would like to add to our impressive collection of 34 division one winners, and for one lucky customer, that dream came true on the weekend.
“We wish him and his family all the best with his division one win. Thank you for supporting Echuca Lucky Lotto and we hope to keep seeing your face for years to come.”
From the football fields of the late ‘70s to a modern-day $1 million TattsLotto victory
A Cheltenham man is feeling a twinge of nostalgia this week after his cherished football numbers from the late ‘70s netted him an exhilarating $1 million win in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.
This morning we confirmed the winning news with the Melburnian. who relayed how the windfall came to be.
“Oh, thank you so much,” he laughed.
“I checked my TattsLotto ticket on Saturday night and I couldn’t believe it.
“I checked it about three or four times to make sure it was true.
“I didn’t even know my brother still put the same TattsLotto tickets on until I received a call from him on Saturday night!
“He lives in Echuca, and I live in Melbourne, so we don’t keep up to date with the tickets.
“I chose these lottery numbers in the late ‘70s because it was my favourite football team’s numbers… which is Essendon. My brother doesn’t even go for Essendon, he goes for Hawthorne!
“Who would’ve known these numbers would deliver a $1 million to my brother and I decades later.
“He rang me earlier today and we’ve already started to plan how we’re going to claim the prize. We will have a nice lunch afterwards to celebrate.”
The winning man explained the lottery loot would go a long way towards helping him upgrade his home.
“I would like to buy a new house, perhaps something more modern,” he shared.
“I’ll probably sell the house I have now and upgrade!”
His winning marked System 8 entry was purchased at Southland Lucky Lotto, Shop 2081A Westfield Southland, 1239 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham.
The Southland Lucky Lotto team were overjoyed to have sold a division one winning entry and wished them all the best with their windfall.