Two North Melbournites each take home $440,000 TattsLotto division one win
Two North Melbournites from Moone Ponds and Avondale Heights have each taken home a division one prize over $444,000 in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw.
The Moonee Ponds and Avondale Heights winners are two of the nine division one winners nationally in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw 3865 drawn 4 August 2018. Each winner takes home a division one prize of $444,985.88.
The wins kick off a record-breaking week in Australian lottery with two jackpots worth a collective $150 million up for grabs in the coming days. Tomorrow’s Oz Lotto has a massive $70 million up for grabs, while Thursday’s Powerball is offering a mind-blowing $80 million.
Moonee Ponds man declares TattsLotto win ‘lifts weight off shoulders’
A Moonee Ponds man has confessed to feeling like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after becoming over $450,000 richer from winning division one in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the happy man’s System 7 entry also won division three 6 times, division four 3 times and division 5 four times, bolstering his total prize to $452,584.93.
When speaking with a Tatts official this morning to confirm his win, the happy man declared his disbelief at the news.
“That’s awesome! I was at home yesterday morning when I checked my numbers on the app and couldn’t really believe it!” he said.
“Mate, I’m still a little bit unsure – I don’t know how to explain how I feel!
“It hasn’t sunk in quite yet. It’s a fairly significant amount of money!”
When asked how he planned to spend his TattsLotto windfall, the winner revealed it would go a long way into easing the burden of his mortgage.
“I’ve got a bit of a hefty mortgage so I’ll pay that off to start with!” he explained.
“It will be a bit of a relief to go into the bank one day and pay that all off. It sure will be a weight off my shoulders.
“Then who knows, we’ll have to wait and see. A holiday towards the end of the year would be nice.
“It’s hard to say as I’m still in a little bit of a shock. Until I actually have it in my hands I won’t believe it!”
The man who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his System-7 entry from Moonee Ponds Pharmacy & Lotto, 22 Pratt Street, Moonee Ponds.
Moonee Ponds Pharmacy & Lotto owner Quang Le, said he was thrilled to have sold another division one winning entry.
“It’s been a while since we have sold a division one winning entry so we are very excited to have sold another one,” he said.
“We’ve been telling all of our customers that we’ve sold a big one and that we hope our luck continues ahead of the big jackpots this week.
“Congratulations to the winner, we wish them all the best with their prize!’
Avondale Heights woman’s numbers come up after decades of playing TattsLotto
A woman from Avondale Heights is still celebrating after discovering her $444,985.88 division one win early yesterday morning.
The woman revealed she checked her numbers in the local paper on Sunday morning and instantly knew she had won as she recognised her marked numbers.
“I’ve been playing those numbers for years and years and years – ever since TattsLotto started!” she exclaimed.
“Some are birthdays and some a just random but if there is one thing I know, it’s my TattsLotto numbers!”
The thrilled woman purchased her 15-game marked entry from Riverbank Tatts & Cards, Level 3, Kiosk 7329 Highpoint, 200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong.
David Fung, team member at Riverbank Tatts & Cards said he was thrilled the outlet had sold their first division one winning entry.
“We are so excited to have sold our first division one winning entry!” he exclaimed.
“It’s been so busy in the store today as many people had heard we have sold a division one winning entry and they are trying their luck ahead of the big jackpots this week.
“We are so happy for our winner!”
So far this calendar year, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and TattsLotto have created 113 millionaires across Australia.
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3865 on Saturday 4 August 2018 were 25, 38, 24, 35, 12 and 14. The supplementary numbers were 36 and 39.
Across Australia there were nine division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 3865 – five from Victoria, two from Queensland, and one each from New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 240 so far this calendar year, including 101 won by Tatts customers.
Last financial year, there were 290 division one winning entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $341.27 million.