Ten Melbourne lottery players are waking up over a quarter of a million dollars richer after their syndicate entry in Saturday’s $20 million TattsLotto Superdraw scored a division one prize worth over $2.8 million. 

The group syndicate entry was one of seven division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3977, drawn Saturday 31 August 2019. Each entry takes home a division one prize of $2,857,142.86. 

As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the group syndicate’s System 7 QuickPick entry also won division three 3 times and division four 3 times, bolstering the syndicate’s total prize to $2,864,759.86. 

Each syndicate member takes home a division one prize of $286,475.99. 

Shares in the group syndicate consisting of 50 System 7 QuickPick entries were sold at five outlets across the Melbourne region. 

  • Forest Hill Newsagency, Shop 215B, Level 2, Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre, Canterbury Road, Forest Hill (4 shares)
  • Monbulk Newsagency, 76 Main Street, Monbulk (3 shares)
  • Highett Tatts & Gifts, Shop 7A, Highett Shopping Centre, 284 Highett Road, Highett (1 share)
  • St Kilda West Post Office & Lotto, 115 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda (1 share)
  • Moreland Lucky News & Lotto, 107 Holmes St, Brunswick East. (1 share)

The winning group syndicate was set up by Forest Hill Newsagency, shop 215b, Level 2, Forest Hill Shopping Centre, Canterbury Road, Forest Hill. 

Forest Hill Newsagency owner Jonathan Lai said he couldn’t believe the exciting news when he heard he had sold a division one winning entry. 

“We couldn’t believe it! After a busy day of selling tickets and cards for Father’s Day it was great to get the news we’d sold a division one winning syndicate,” he said. 

“My phone was flooded with messages to congratulate us. 

“We ran this syndicate especially for the Saturday TattsLotto Superdraw. 

“It’s nicknamed ‘We Love 7s’ because it consists of 50 System 7 entries. 

“We are all so thrilled for our customers. One of the winners came in today to check their entry and she was shaking when we told her the great news. 

“The last time we sold a division one winning entry was about two years ago when we sold another group syndicate winning entry. Over the years we’ve sold eight division one winning entries. 

“We are so happy to have sold a division one winning ticket to our customers. We are so grateful to our lovely customers. They are the reason we wake up in the morning and look forward to opening the shop.”