07 October 2016, By Mandy Paterson
Showering Man Realises He Won TattsLotto
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A man from Mitcham in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs was halfway through having a shower when he overheard that night’s winning $4,000,000 TattsLotto numbers being announced on television – and what he heard caused him to drop the soap and grab his ticket instead.
“They went – 11, 12, 18 – and I’m going, yep, yep, yep,” he said when asked to describe that moment. “At that point, I just dived out of the shower!” The winning man said it was “such a weird feeling” that he thought he had “lost the plot”, but a quick check of the TattsLotto results online proved that he was suddenly $684,477.50 richer.
“I’m over the moon,” exclaimed the TattsLotto winner, who purchased his winning 12-game Standard ticket from a local newsagency in Mitcham. He told lottery officials that he had been playing the same numbers for more than 30 years and never missed a draw.
“When I go away on weekend trips with my mates, they always say “Make sure you’ve got your TattsLotto on, we don’t want to be driving for four hours to find an outlet because you forgot to get an entry before we left!” he laughed. With an Oz Lotteries account, you’ll never have that problem because you can purchase your favourite official lotto tickets online or through our app – and we’re open 24/7!
Financial freedom is the goal now for the TattsLotto winner and his family, who plan to put the prize money towards their mortgage and pay it off. He explained how they had been living week to week and that managing the family finances had been “a juggling act”, but that he was confident that their future was now secure.
“We’ll keep working and be able to save and put some money away for a good time. Everything’s going to look after itself now.
There were five other Division 1 winners in the $4,000,000 TattsLotto draw on the 24th of September, including three other winners in Victoria and one each in New South Wales and Queensland. Each winner took home over $684,000 in prize money. Woohoo! The winning numbers from TattsLotto draw 3671 were 11, 12, 18, 45, 25 and 34, plus supplementary numbers 37 and 13.
You could be Australia’s next multi-millionaire, but you have to be in it to win it! Get your ticket online now.