A Tullamarine couple watching TV on Saturday night thought the TattsLotto numbers on their screen were familiar – and they were right, delivering them a million-dollar prize.

The Melburnians held one of the five division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4245 on Saturday 26 March 2022. Each division one winning entry scored $1,146,666.55.

Speaking with us this afternoon, the winning husband relayed how the excitement unfolded.

“I play TattsLotto every week, but I never imagined the day we’d win division one,” the winning man admitted.

“We were sitting down on the couch, watching TV, when the numbers came up on the screen.

“I said to my wife, ‘I think we have most of those numbers’. But she just looked and me and said, ‘Absolutely not. No way! In your dreams!’.

“But I was adamant. So I grabbed our ticket and got my wife to look up the winning numbers. When she realised we’d won, she started shaking and screaming. She kept shouting, ‘No! No! This can’t be real!’.

“We were both ecstatic. There were some tears shed between the both of us.

“We couldn’t believe it. It was such a shock. We didn’t get any sleep that night because we were so excited.

“We ended up having a nap very early the next day, and when we both woke up, we asked each other if it was real or not. We even rechecked the numbers!

“We were so excited once we realised it was a fact – we had won! So, we celebrated with our family and went out for a nice, quiet dinner.

“The prize is going to be used for our future retirement. It’s a dream come true!

“When we retire, we plan to travel around the world, so this money will be a huge help.”

The winning entry was purchased at The Lucky Charm Airport West, Shop 73 Westfield Airport West, 29-35 Louis Street, Airport West.

The Lucky Charm Airport West owner Nicole Knothe said the win had created a happy buzz in the community.

"How exciting! I hope our lovely winners were surprised, and this prize helps make all their dreams come true," she shared.

"There have been five major wins at this outlet, and three have been in the last 16 years. We can't wait for the next one.

"We’ve been sharing the news with everyone as we celebrate this win. Everyone’s wondering when they'll win big.

"As the centre of our shopping community, the win has generated a lot of happy chatter amongst our customers.

"After the hardship over the last few years, it’s lovely to see the happiness on people's faces as they think about the lucky winners."