“I checked my ticket one million times!”: Lorne man celebrates $1.6 million win
A hardworking Lorne man says he’s been staring at his TattsLotto ticket for the past 24 hours, wondering if his $1.6 million win is real.
The Victorian entry was one of the 12 division one winning entries across Australia in TattsLotto draw 3995, drawn Saturday 2 November 2019. Each entry won a division one prize of $1,666,666.67.
Confirming his win with a Tatts official this morning, the man revealed he made the life-changing discovery on Sunday morning.
“I’ve only checked my entry about one million times in the last 24 hours,” he laughed.
“Thank you so much!
“I checked my ticket on Sunday morning and I just kept staring at the results wondering ‘is this real?’ and turns out it is!
“It’s come at the most terrific time for so many reasons.
“I’m so glad I get to share this prize with others as well.
“I just can’t believe it!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, the winner revealed he’d relish the joy of financial freedom.
“My wife and I have worked really hard our whole lives and this has arrived at the perfect time,” he explained.
“We want things to stay exactly as they are but we will just enjoy not having to ever worry about money and having enough to last our retirement.
“This is absolutely amazing! I am so very grateful!”
The winning System 8 entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.