The family of a St Helens man initially thought he was pulling a prank on them over the Easter long weekend after he proclaimed he’d won more than $1.3 million in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw.

The Tasmanian man held one of the four division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4251, drawn Saturday 16 April 2022. Each division one winner took home $1,355,719.73.

Speaking with us this morning, the winning man said he didn’t blame his family for being sceptical, confirming he was a serial prankster and had tricked them many times before.

“I checked my ticket after the draw and said, ‘well, that’s not too bad, I’ve won a thousand dollars’, but then I looked closer and just started jumping up and down and yelling that it was more than a million,” he laughed.

“None of my family reacted. They all thought I was playing another trick on them. I don’t blame them. Honestly, I’m a bit of a prankster.

“What a great Easter!”

The elated man shared while he celebrated with his family, he still struggled to fathom the enormity of his win.

“You just never think it will happen to you. Now it has, I still feel like I’m in shock,” he exclaimed.

“I’ll buy a new car and a few other things, but it’s just fantastic to know we’ll live comfortably now for the rest of our lives.”

His life-changing System 7 QuickPick was purchased online at – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.