Katherine man’s fridge door yields winning TattsLotto ticket
Five weeks after the winning numbers were drawn, a Katherine man has claimed the region’s multi-million dollar TattsLotto division one prize, revealing the winning ticket was on his fridge door the whole time.
The man held one of the two division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3839 on Saturday 5 May 2018. Each entry scored the division one prize of $2,013,144.80.
As the entry not registered to a Tatts Card, Tatts officials had no way to contact winner to confirm the dream-come-true news. However today, the win was confirmed with the Katherine man.
Speaking to a Tatts official this morning, the man said he had heard a division one win had landed in the region, but didn’t think for a moment it could be him.
“I had the ticket on the fridge at home the whole time,” the man laughed.
“I downloaded the results online and I started going through the ticket and then I saw I had all six numbers in a row.
“I only realised how much the prize was today – I wasn’t sure if that prize was shared or whether I got that full amount.
“It’s just fantastic. It would take you all your life to earn that amount.”
But don’t expect the multi-million dollar win to change life too much for this hard working Katherine man.
“Some of it will get used on things we need, but the rest will make a nice little nest egg for our future,” he said.
“The win won’t stop me from entering TattsLotto again. I’ll definitely hold onto these winning numbers!”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 50-game QuickPick entry at Katherine Exposure Photographics, Shop 4, Southgate Shopping Centre, 1 Katherine Terrace, Katherine, Northern Territory.
It’s the second time in less than 12 months a TattsLotto division one winning entry has been purchased at Katherine Exposure Photographics. In June last year, a Katherine battler won $1.4 million from an entry they bought at the outlet.
Katherine Exposure Photographics owner Kathy Smale said she was delighted the winner had finally been united with their prize.
“We’ve had people coming in every day for the past few weeks asking if the winner had been found so it will be great to finally say – ‘yes they have’,” she said.
“It’s just fantastic news. This was our second division one in 12 months but hey wouldn’t it be awesome to sell another one in the next TattsLotto Superdraw?!”
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3839 on Saturday 5 May 2018 were 34, 28, 22, 42, 45 and 10. The supplementary numbers were 11 and 3.
Across Australia there were only two division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 3839 – one from the Northern Territory and one from New South Wales.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 177 so far this calendar year, including 75 won by Tatts customers.