Yarra Junction man eyes new car after $1 million TattsLotto win
A Yarra Junction man is looking forward to burning rubber with a new set of wheels after scoring a division one prize worth over $1 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.
The happy man held one of the five division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4075, drawn Saturday 8 August 2020. Each entry took home a division one prize of $1,047,835.76.
Sharing his excitement with us this morning, the overjoyed winner couldn’t contain his glee.
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” he exclaimed.
“It’s great news! It’s good to have a win.
“I’ve been playing every week for about 40 years I reckon.
“I’ve never won anything like this before. It’s such good news!
“I checked my ticket in the store and I couldn’t believe it!”
When asked how it felt to be a newly-minted millionaire, the happy winner said he could get used to hearing the news.
“When you say I’m a millionaire, I have to tell you — that sounds alright!” he laughed.
“I wouldn’t mind hearing that again.
“I don’t know what I am going to spend it on. I haven’t had a chance to think about it because the news is still sinking in.
“I’d say I might get a nice new car and then put the rest in the bank until a bit later on when I can enjoy it more!”
The elated winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at Yarra Junction Newsagency, 2454 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction.
Yarra Junction Newsagency manager Matt Sartori said it was a thrill to discover his outlet had sold a division one winning entry.
“We’re excited to say the least!” he exclaimed.
“The feeling that one of my customers has won just over a million dollars was fascinating!
“We are so happy it was won by a local to the area and a regular customer to our store.
“It was amazing to see the look on his face when he discovered the win.
“We’ve decorated the store with lots of decorations, so all of our customers will know we’ve sold a winning entry.
“This is the fourth division one winning entry we’ve sold. The last time was about 15 years ago when we sold two division one winning entries in a few months.
“We hope the same thing happens this time around! We’ve been telling all our customers the last time it happened we had back to back wins.
“Everyone has a dream of winning the lottery, and the next customer through the door might be our next winner. Maybe we can repeat history!
“Huge congratulations to our winner! We wish them well with their fortune!”