Northland Lotto & News celebrates dual division one wins
The team at Northland Lotto & News in Preston are celebrating this week after selling two division one winning entries in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw.
The north Melbourne Tatts outlet sold two of the six division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3915, drawn Saturday 26 January 2019. Each winning entry takes home a division one prize of $678,118.79.
The two winning entries were purchased at Northland Lotto & News, Shop C012 Northland Shopping Centre, 2-50 Murray Road, Preston.
Remarkably, the two winning entries were purchased by the same person. However why they purchased two entries with the same numbers and how they plan to enjoy their windfall will forever remain a mystery as they have chosen to remain completely anonymous and celebrate in private.
While many people dream of winning the coveted division one prize once, we have had several occasions in recent years where players have won division one twice.
These wins can occur when players mark their entries using special numbers to them and choose to put two entries into the same draw with these numbers.
However in other cases, winners confess they had completely forgotten they’d put an entry on using these numbers and bought another one.
This was the case last year when a Heathmont woman purchased an advanced entry but forgot which draw she had entered into. She then put another entry on the day of the draw just in case she had forgotten using the same marked numbers as the previous entry which meant she ended up taking home division one twice!
While we may not know how our dual division one winner plans to spend their windfall, we do know that they have double the reason to celebrate today!
Managers of Northland Lotto & News Zoi Moraitis and Kathryn Moraitis are celebrating in store after discovering they had sold two division one winning entries.
“When we first found out we had sold a division one winning entry we were so excited!” Kathryn said.
“We came into the shop and were a bit confused when we saw our name had been listed twice as a division one winning outlet. That’s when we realised we had sold two division one winning entries in the same draw. That was even more exciting!
“Since we opened 14 months ago we’ve sold a top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket but this is our first – and second – division one winning entry.
“We are so excited for our winner. We wish them all the best as we are sure it has changed their lives forever.
“Our customers have shown great excitement for the store and our winner.
“It is such a great feeling to sell a division one winning entry and we hope to do it again soon!”