Ocean Grove grandfather to spoil the grandkids with $608,000 TattsLotto win
A loving Ocean Grove grandfather is looking forward to spoiling his grandkids rotten after scoring $608,000 in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.
The Victorian man held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4041, drawn Saturday 11 April 2020 and takes home a division one prize of $608,714.79.
As well as scoring the coveted division one prize, the thrilled man also scored division six, bolstering his total prize to $608,729.54.
Sharing his excitement with aus this morning, the man revealed the life-changing moment he discovered the news.
“I checked my ticket on Saturday night just before I went to bed,” he explained.
“I was laying there scrolling through my phone when I remembered to check my ticket.
“I saw that I had won a division six prize of $14.75 and thought that wasn’t too bad. Then I scrolled down further and saw that I had all six numbers and had also won division one!
“I was in shock. I turned my phone off and just lay in bed staring at the ceiling! I thought I was losing my mind. I couldn’t comprehend it at all!
“I called my daughter who lives nearby and got her to come around to double check it.
“We both looked it up on the computer and when we confirmed I had won, we were both stunned!”
The regular player also revealed how he came to hold the winning numbers.
“I’ve been playing TattsLotto now for over 40 years and this is by far the most decent win I’ve ever had!” he exclaimed.
“Whenever I put on an entry, I mark a few special numbers before filling up the rest of the entry with random numbers.
“As it turns out, it was the random numbers that won it for me. They are definitely special numbers to me now!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his life-changing windfall, the loving family man said his top priority was sharing it with his children and grandchildren.
“I’ve got three kids and five grandkids and so when the money goes into my account, my first priority is helping them out,” he declared.
“I told my grandkids yesterday ‘Poppy is going to spoil you rotten!’.
“I’ve got a few little ideas on how I can spoil myself too. Who knows, it might be time for me to get myself some new digs too.”
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 12-game marked entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.