A grandmother from Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs had all her Christmas wishes come true when her late husband’s numbers came up in last weekend’s $4,000,000 TattsLotto draw. More than five years had passed since her husband’s death but the winner had continued to play the numbers they chose together long ago – and her persistence paid off in the form of nearly $4,000,000.
The winner said it was her late husband’s way of saying ‘Merry Christmas’. She explained how the couple had played TattsLotto since the very first draw and that her husband “always had a feeling” that they would win Division 1 one day. “He always said ‘It’s for you and me and our three kids!’”
“We’re a very tight-knit family,” said the winning grandmother, adding that they came from “humble beginnings” and that she would always buy TattsLotto tickets for their family because her husband was working too hard to have time to go to the shops.
“But then I checked the ticket on Sunday morning and I couldn’t believe it!”
She waited for lottery officials to confirm the news before allowing herself to get excited, as there was the only Division 1 ticket in the December 17th draw.
The grandmother, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she would share the money with her children and grandchildren in memory of her late husband.
The winning 12-game Standard ticket was purchased from a local newsagency in Oakleigh. The winning numbers from TattsLotto draw 3695 on the 17th of December were 8, 36, 17, 42, 29 and 18 plus supplementary numbers 11 and 33.
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