The search is over: Mathinna woman claims Tasmania’s uncollected TattsLotto win
Finally…ten days after the draw, a Mathinna woman discovered she was $443,000 richer on her routine shopping trip.
The unregistered entry was one of the nine division one winning entries across Australia in TattsLotto draw 3887 on 20 October 2018, with each division one winning entry taking home a prize of $443,884.30.
The woman was oblivious to her good fortune until she checked her ticket while doing a spot of shopping earlier this morning. When we spoke with her to confirm the news, she was shocked to say the least.
“Oh my god! I am blown away! I’m speechless!” she exclaimed.
“I came into town this morning to do my groceries and put on my next entry and I just scanned my ticket.
“I only come into town every fortnight as I live in Mathinna and I pop in each time to put on my next entry.
“It’s completely taken me by surprise! I’m in shock! It just blows my mind!”
When we asked how she planned to spend her TattsLotto windfall, the bewildered winner revealed her family were at the top of her Lotto List.
“I’ll help the kids out!” she declared.
“I’ve been doing a bit of renovations around the house so it will certainly help with that.
“We’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand too so I think we’ll plan a holiday!”
The winning ticket was purchased from Mowbray newsXpress and Lotto, Shop 15, 262 Invermay Road, Mowbray.
Mowbray newsXpress and Lotto store owner Kate Dolley said she was thrilled the winner had finally collected their prize.
“It is so exciting! We are so happy for our winner!” she exclaimed.
“We are so pleased they are united with their win and can start to enjoy it!”