Generous Geelong man to spoil his family with $1.2 million TattsLotto win
A generous Geelong man is ready to spoil his family with a long-awaited holiday after winning division one in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw.
The happy winner held one of the three division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3929, drawn Saturday 16 March 2019. Each entry takes home a division one prize of $1,279,122.52.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the man’s marked System 8 entry also won division three 12 times and division four 15 times, bolstering his total prize to $1,292,796.37.
Speaking with us this morning, the winner couldn’t contain his excitement at the life-changing news.
“We’re so excited we don’t know what to do, to be honest!” the newly-minted millionaire laughed.
“On Sunday morning I checked my phone and there was an email there saying I’d had a win.
“I’d had a couple of small wins in the past so I didn’t think too much of it.
“It wasn’t until a bit later that I realised the email was in a much larger font than normal, so I thought ‘I’d better go and check that again’.
“When I checked it again and realised that I had won I just stared at the screen for ages.
“I thought to myself ‘I’ll wait until I get a phone call to confirm it, then I’ll believe it’ and now I can!”
The generous family man revealed to us he wasn’t a ‘flashy car or flashy house’ kind of person, instead declaring his family was at the top of his Lotto List.
“We’ll probably do something to help the kids but apart from that I really don’t know!” he exclaimed.
“It will be used for the family I do know that for sure.
“We’ve been talking about going on a bit of a family holiday for a while now, so we’ll do that.
“Then we’ll just work out the best way to help the kids and secure the future for me and my wife.
“It really will make a difference to us!”
When we asked if the Geelong local intended to ease into an early retirement, he declared his love for his job would keep him busy.
“I love working! I would be no good sitting around home. I think I’d drive my wife crazy!” the happy man laughed.
“My wife loves her job too so we’ll continue to work!”
The stoked bloke, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his marked System 8 entry at Woolworths Petrol – Geelong West, 109 Shannon Avenue, Geelong West.
The latest win is the second division one winning entry to land in the Geelong region this month after a Geelong man took home a prize worth over $1.3 million just nine days ago. The win makes the third division one winning entry to land in the Geelong region so far in 2019.