Million-dollar news ‘hard to comprehend’ for TattsLotto winner
Ticket bought in Traralgon
A day after learning she is $1 million richer, a Victorian woman remains in shock – the reality of her million-dollar windfall still sinking in.
“I got an email on Sunday morning saying ‘congratulations on your win’, but it didn’t say how much the prize was, which was strange,” she explained.
“It wasn’t until I read it a second time that I realised it said I’d won a ‘significant’ amount and needed to contact Tatts to confirm the prize.
“I went and had a look online to see what the prizes were and thought I’d won maybe $800 or $7,000 – I didn’t think it was possible I had won $1 million.
“When I finally checked my ticket, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I still can’t!”
The Victorian woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, held one of the four division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3849 on Saturday 9 June 2018. Each entry took home a division one prize of $1,001,158.26.
She purchased her division one winning 12-game marked entry at Traralgon Newsagency & Lotto, 51-53 Franklin Street, Traralgon.
When speaking with a Tatts official to confirm the win, the winner explained the winning numbers were very special to her, marking family birthdays and significant events.
She also shared that while this win will make life easier, her family has no plans to make any major changes.
“We love what we do and where we live. We don’t plan to change that.
“We have a lovely life. This has just made it a little bit more remarkable.”
Traralgon Newsagency & Lotto owner Gary Garth said he was thrilled to have sold another division one winning ticket.
“We’ve got a long history of selling division one. It’s great to add another one to the list!” he said.
“It’s terrific news for our store, but even better news for our customer – congratulations!”
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3849 on Saturday 9 June 2018 were 7, 26, 25, 10, 22 and 36. The supplementary numbers were 30 and 43.
Across Australia there were four division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 3849 – two from Victoria and one each from New South Wales and Queensland.