Young Glen Iris woman eyes overseas odyssey after $1.7 million TattsLotto win
A young woman in her 20s from Glen Iris has a luxury European holiday in her sights after taking home over $1.7 million in division one prize money.
The overjoyed winner held one of the 17 division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3907, drawn Saturday 29 December 2018. Each entry takes home a division one prize of $1,764,705.89.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the over-the-moon Melbourne resident also won division six, bolstering her total prize $1,764,720.79.
We had made several attempts to call the winner this morning with no success until she finally answered the phone this afternoon.
“Oh my god! Thank you so much! Amazing!” she declared.
“My dad suggested I get an entry so I bought one a couple of days ago. Everything was already closed and I was in bed so I bought one online.
“I saw that I had a few missed calls this morning and then remembered the draw was last night, so logged online to check my entry.
“I saw that I had won something, but because I’ve never won online before I didn’t realised it was that much!
“I had to send a screenshot of the ticket to my dad to double check. I always joke with him about things like this so he didn’t believe me!”
When asked how she planned to use her life-changing windfall, the exuberant winner revealed she had a few ideas on how to enjoy it.
“I’m going to give some to my parents to help them out!” she explained.
“I’ll definitely buy a new car and invest some for the future and for a house, but I’ll most likely be heading to Europe this coming year.
“My girlfriends and I had been talking about going this year but now I can go in style – maybe with a bit of luxury instead of scrimping and saving!”
The overjoyed winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.