Lotto lightning strikes twice for Narre Warren man after second TattsLotto win
Lotto lighting has struck twice for a semi-retired man from Narre Warren South after he won division one in TattsLotto for the second time in twenty years.
The Melbourne man held the only division one winning entry across Australia in TattsLotto draw 3875, drawn on 8 September 2018. He takes home a division one prize of $4,169,740.14.
Speaking to a Tatts official to claim his prize, the happy winner recounted how he discovered he was once again a division one winner.
“That amount isn’t bad hey?” the man laughed.
“I was at home and my wife checked my ticket on Sunday. She said to me ‘I think you’ve won Lotto’.
“I said to her ‘Oh right-o, sure thing love’ not believing her.
“It’s actually the second time we we’ve won division one. The last time was probably about 20 years ago and we won as part of a syndicate, so we got a good amount but obviously not the amount we got this time!
“We must be the lucky ones!”
When asked how he planned to spend this TattsLotto windfall the winner revealed it would go towards helping those at the top of his Lotto List – his beloved family.
“I’ll probably set up a bit for the kids and the grandkids. I’m sort of semi-retired, but I haven’t really thought about it. We’ll find some good use for it,” he said.
When asked if a full retirement was on the cards after the windfall, the happy winner revealed he couldn’t fathom giving up his job.
“I’ll stay working until I die – I love my job!”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning 18-game QuickPick entry The Pines Lotto & Confectionery, Shop 03A, The Pines Shopping Centre, 181 Reynolds Road, Doncaster East.
The Pines Lotto & Confectionery team member Gail Arthur said she was thrilled the outlet has sold another division one winning entry.
“It is always exciting when your outlet sells a division one winning entry!” she exclaimed.
“When a customer wins it feels like they have passed the luck on and it feels like you have won yourself!
“We are so excited for our customer and wish them all the best!”
So far this calendar year, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and TattsLotto have created 132 millionaires across Australia.
The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3875 on Saturday 8 September 2018 were 43, 24, 25, 19, 22 and 42, while the supplementary numbers were 4 and 14.
Across Australia there was only one division one winning entry in TattsLotto draw 3875 – an entry from Victoria.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 279 so far this calendar year, including 115 won by Tatts customers.
Last financial year, there were 290 division one winning Saturday Lotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $302.7 million.