After playing TattsLotto faithfully since he was 18 years old, a Preston man in his 50s has woken up on cloud nine today after discovering his wondrous $2.4 million win from the weekend’s draw. 

The Melburnian held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4457, drawn Saturday 6 April 2024 and looks forward to a total prize of $2,461,098.31. 

The winning Victorian’s day at work was quickly cut short when he decided to check his TattsLotto ticket at 8am this morning.

“It’s unbelievable! Unbelievable!” he cheered.

“I don’t know how to feel!

“I decided to check it at 8am this morning while I was on my way to work – but I’ll be taking the week off now!

“I’ve played TattsLotto since, oh god, maybe since I was eighteen years old and I’m now in my 50s! 

“I never ever thought that I would come close to winning division one. It’s so surreal.

“I’m going to crack open a beer and chill out!

“Thank you so much. I’m so excited.”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his life as a newly minted millionaire, the long-time player already had a couple of things in mind, including retirement, renovations and a holiday.

“I’m going to take it as it comes but a few things have crossed my mind,” he exclaimed.

“I think I might retire and finish renovating my house.

“I also might come to Queensland to see my family – switch the cold for some warmth!”

His winning entry was purchased at Plenty Luck News & Lotto, Shop 7/50 Plenty Rd, Preston.

Plenty Luck News & Lotto owner Amol Kapoor said he was super excited to hear his outlet had sold its second division one winning entry in less than two months.

“Our customers were telling us that good things come in threes, and we were due for another division one winning entry. I never thought it would happen so soon!” he laughed.

“There will be plenty of cheers and laughter at our shop. I’m sure our shop will be noticed from a distance as we will have big balloons, posters, and decorations all around the shop!

“It will be an absolutely amazing feeling for the winner. It will take them days or even weeks to understand what’s happened. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a few sleepless nights here and there.

“Best of luck to the winner and we wish them all the best with their future!”