Wangaratta man on top of the world with $1 million TattsLotto windfall
A Wangaratta man has resisted the urge to triumphantly parade through his town holding up his winning million-dollar TattsLotto ticket as if he had won the World Cup.
The victorious Victorian held one of the 10 division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4397, drawn Saturday 9 September 2023 and takes home a total prize of $1,000,000.00.
Just around the corner from Wangaratta, a Myrtleford man also scored a division one win the previous weekend when he was gifted a TattsLotto ticket worth $2.5 million on Father’s Day.
The winning Wangaratta man took a few days to discover his newfound fortune after the only phone number provided on his Tatts player card was disconnected.
“Woah, I’m just so shocked,” he laughed.
“I got home last night from work, and I noticed I had all these unread emails from The Lott.
“Some of the emails said I might have won a substantial amount on my TattsLotto ticket.
“I went straight to The Lott website and wrote all the winning TattsLotto numbers down.
“When I started to check the numbers off one by one, I thought I’d only won division three which is nearly $600. I was pretty chuffed with that!
“Then I noticed there was a sixth number. I’m near blind so completely missed it.
“That’s when it all hit me.
“Honestly, I want to hold the ticket and run around Wangaratta like I’ve won the World Cup. Get some selfies or whatever those winners do.
“I’ve told my brother, sister, and some friends. They said everything under the sun!
“They asked me what I planned to do with the prize, and I haven’t got a clue.
“I’m very fortunate to have my house and my toys. I’ve worked hard all my life, and I’ll continue to do so until the day I die. I’ve always worked— done something. If I don’t work, I think I’ll go mad!
“Some people might say I’m crazy for continuing to work after I’ve won the lotto but at the end of the day money won’t change me.
“Perhaps, I’ll put it in the bank for six months and think about it or cut down on my hours!
“Thank you so much for this. It has only just hit me.”
His winning 12-game QuickPick was purchased at Wang Lucky Lotto, Shop 2, 18 Ryley Street, Wangaratta.
Wang Lucky Lotto owner Liung Lim said it has been almost seven years since his outlet had sold a division one winning entry.
“This is so exciting for Wang Lucky Lotto and the Wangaratta team as we haven’t sold a division one winning entry in almost seven years!” he said.
“There’s no doubt this is the start to a winning streak for us as many of our customers and locals will hear we’re a lucky outlet and will come to visit us!
“I’d like to thank my team for their wonderful efforts, and I hope there are many more big prizes for our lovely and loyal customers.
“On behalf of my team at Wang Lucky Lotto we would like to congratulate the division one winner and wish them all the best with their newfound fortune.”