Winners Stories

Good fortune flows into Fountain Gate!

The sixth division one winning ticket in eight years has flowed into Fountain Gate Lotto Dreams in Narre Warren on the weekend, with a TattsLotto prize worth more than a quarter of a million dollars now claimed.

The sixth division one winning ticket in eight years has flowed into Fountain Gate Lotto Dreams in Narre Warren on the weekend, with a TattsLotto prize worth more than a quarter of a million dollars now claimed.
 
The mysterious Fountain Gate shopper was among five Victorians to win a $271,775.57 TattsLotto division one prize in draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April.
 
The unregistered ticket holder came forward to Tatts in private to claim their shock windfall which nearly made them fall over when they discovered the news.
 
The winner, who wishes to remain completely anonymous, purchased the winning 36-game QuickPick ticket from Fountain Gate Lotto Dreams, Kiosk 202 in the Fountain Gate Shopping Centre on 40 Magid Drive in Narre Warren.
 
Frida Abboud is the owner of Fountain Gate Lotto Dreams and was thrilled to know she’d sold another division one winning ticket.
 
“I’ve been here for nearly 10 years and I’ve built quite the reputation for selling division one winning tickets!” Ms Abboud exclaimed.
 
“During the past eight years I’ve now sold six division one winning tickets, with our most recent winning customer in October last year - a young man from the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne who won more than $1.9 million!
 
“Three years ago in May 2014 I set up a 10-member store syndicate that won $1.1 million with the winning numbers I hand-picked.
 
“So I can’t walk around the shopping centre without people coming up to me and asking for my tips on lucky numbers!”
 
Tatts reminds players of the importance of registering their tickets to a Tatts Card so all of their prizes are secure and they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win.
 
Along with five division one winning entries in Victoria, there were four in Queensland, three in New South Wales and one each in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.  
The six winning numbers in Tatts Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 337 so far this financial year, including 138 won by Tatts customers.
 
Division one prizes flowing at Fountain Gate Lotto Dreams
 

Game

Draw No.

Draw Date

Division 1 prize

Winner’s story

Oz Lotto

792

21/04/2009

$10,000,000

Berwick winner couldn’t sleep.

TattsLotto

2985

27/02/2010

$666,666

Croydon couple in their 60s were ‘all shook up’ over win.

TattsLotto

3321

18/05/2013

$607,042

Single mum from Narre Warren in 50s will take well-deserved holiday.

TattsLotto

3425

17/05/2014

$1,105,263

10-member store syndicate.

TattsLotto

3675

08/10/2016

$1,969,658

Young man from the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

TattsLotto

3731

22/04/2017

$271,775.57

Completely anonymous winner

 

Third time lucky for division one TattsLotto winner from Ashburton!

It was the third time lucky for one regular TattsLotto player who was hard at work today and too busy to answer her phone to hear the news from Tatts she was more than $270,000 richer.
It was the third time lucky for one regular TattsLotto player who was hard at work today and too busy to answer her phone to hear the news from Tatts she was more than $270,000 richer.
 
But when Tatts finally spoke to the winning woman, she confessed that it was third time lucky having previously won division two twice quite a number of years ago.
 
“Oh my God, thank you!” the winning woman exclaimed on confirmation of her division one win.
 
“I’ve been playing the same numbers since 1985 – they are birthday numbers so when I checked the results in the paper I recognised them immediately!
 
“This is just amazing news. I have shared the news with my family and they are all so excited.”
 
When asked what she planned to do with her TattsLotto windfall, the hardworking woman said she would need to give it some thought.
 
“I love my job so I’ll keep working and I’ll invest it for my future.”
 
The registered division one winning 8-game marked entry Tatts Lotto entry was purchased from Ashburton Lotto and Stationery, 243 Hugh Street in Ashburton.  
 
Ashburton Lotto and Stationery owner Michael Rossato said it was good news to have sold the outlet’s first division one winning entry.
 
“We hope this is the first of many to come. Congratulations to our winner!” he exclaimed.
 
“This is great news for one of our customers!”   
 
Along with the five division one winning entries in Victoria, there were four in Queensland, three in New South Wales and one each in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.  

The six winning numbers in Tatts Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 336 so far this financial year, including 138 won by Tatts customers.

Loved ones' legacy delivers TattsLotto win to Deer Park man

Remembering his loved ones in a unique way has delivered a Deer Park man a division one win in last weekend’s TattsLotto.
Remembering his loved ones in a unique way has delivered a Deer Park man a division one win in last weekend’s TattsLotto.
 
To complete his winning System 7 marked entry, the man used the dates some of his cherished family members had passed away.
 
The man was one of 15 division one winners nationally, and one of five in Victoria, in TattsLotto draw 3731 on 22 April 2017.  Each won a division one prize of $271,775.57.
 
Speaking to a Tatts official, the man recalled the moment he discovered his unregistered entry was a division one winning entry.
 
“I went to put my TattsLotto on for next week and I said ‘tell me if I’ve won’,” he explained.
 
“They grabbed my hand and said ‘congratulations!’ and I said ‘what for?’ and they said I had won division one!
 
“All the numbers I won on are the dates some of my family members died.  I thought something good has to come out of their passing.  So instead of using birthdays, I used those numbers.
 
“I came home crying after they told me, but they were happy tears.”
 
With the win still sinking in, the winning man said he was unsure of exactly how he would spend his windfall, but he did want to buy his mother a new car.
 
“I’ve been through a bad time this year, but I’m so excited I’ve won,” he said.
 
“It will give me a fresh start.”
 
The winner, who wants to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry from Brimbank Central Lotto, Kiosk K2, Brimbank Central, Cnr Neale & Station Roads, Deer Park.
 
Brimbank Central Lotto manager Thi Thai said the outlet was celebrating selling its fourth division one winning entry in 18 months.
 
“It’s wonderful news.  Our customers are on a winning streak!” she said excitedly.
 
“Congratulations to the winner. He’s a lovely guy and we’re really happy for him!”
 
Along with the five division one winning entries in Victoria, there were four in Queensland, three in New South Wales and one each in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.  


The six winning numbers in Tatts Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 336 so far this financial year, including 138 won by Tatts customers.

TattsLotto delivers five division one wins in Victoria!

A regular TattsLotto player was hard at work today when Tatts phoned him with the news he had won division one and other divisional prizes totalling $276,655.37 in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw 3731 thanks to his System 7 entry.
“Pretty good” start to the week for hard working TattsLotto player! 

A regular TattsLotto player was hard at work today when Tatts phoned him with the news he had won division one and other divisional prizes totalling  $276,655.37 in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw 3731 thanks to his System 7 entry. 
 
“Wow! That’s amazing. I thought I had only won division three!” exclaimed the shocked winner.
 
“That’s fantastic! It’s a pretty good! I’ve had a fantastic start to the day.
 
“I’m a regular player and play my favourite numbers so this is a nice surprise.
 
“We’ve got a holiday coming up so I’ll be able to upgrade the flights.”
 
The hard working man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his division one winning entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s Official Online Lotteries.
 
Ashburton TattsLotto win!
 
If you purchased a registered Tatts Lotto entry from the Ashburton Lotto and Stationery and you’ve missed a few phone calls this morning – answer your phone because it could be Tatts trying to tell you the dream-come-true news that you’ve won division one!
 
Tatts spokesperson Elissa Lewis said the division one winning entry was  registered to a Tatts Card so there’s no mystery about who the winner is, the only problem was that the player’s good fortune may still be a mystery to the winner themselves!
 
“The winner’s phone has been ringing off the hook with our attempts to get in contact with them about their new found fortune!” Ms Lewis exclaimed.
 
“It’s no mystery to Tatts who the winner is but it is possible that it’s still a mystery to the winner! They may have no idea that they’ve won a prize worth more than $271,000 in the weekend’s draw - What a great surprise that would be!
 
“The winner might be hard at work unknowingly avoiding our private phone calls for that matter!
 
“We hope we can speak with the winner soon so we can let them know their week could be one they will never forget!
 
“That’s why we’re encouraging anyone who purchased a registered entry from Ashburton Lotto and Stationery, 243 Hugh Street in Ashburton to check their Tatts Lotto ticket as soon as possible to see if it’s them we’ve been trying to get in contact with!”
 
Ring, ring – Canterbury TattsLotto win!
 
If you purchased a registered Tatts Lotto entry from the NewsXpress Canterbury and you’ve noticed your phone has been ringing off the hook this morning, Tatts is urging you to pick up because you could be surprised to hear the exciting news you’ve won division one!
 
Tatts spokesperson Elissa Lewis said the division one winning entry was registered to a Tatts Card so Tatts knows who the winner is however the winner has been avoiding their phone calls to confirm the division one winning news. 
 
“The winner’s phone has gone unanswered all day after consistent attempts to kick start their week with the news they are more than $271,000 richer!” Ms Lewis exclaimed.
 
“It’s no mystery to Tatts who the winner is but it is possible that the winner is completely unaware about their new found fortune. What we do know is they are in for a great surprise!
 
“The winner may have taken a long weekend or simply have been too busy to take our call. We hope we can speak with the winner soon so we can kick start their week with the exciting news. 
 
“That’s why we’re urging anyone who purchased a registered entry from NewsXpress Canterbury 104 Maling Road in Canterbury to check their Tatts Lotto ticket as soon as possible to see if it’s them we’ve been trying to get in contact with!”
 
Mystery surrounds Narre Warren TattsLotto winner
 
There’s a mystery winner walking around Narre Warren holding an unregistered TattsLotto ticket worth more than a quarter of a million dollars.
 
The ticket holder may be too busy shopping up a storm in Fountain Lake Shopping Centre and not know they’re holding the ticket to TattsLotto’s newest mystery because when they purchased their ticket they did not register it to a Tatts Card.
 
The division one winning entry was purchased from Fountain Gate Lotto, Kiosk 202 in Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.
 
Tatts spokesperson Elissa Lewis said the winning TattsLotto ticket contained the line of winning numbers 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21. 
 
“We’re spreading the word about the mystery division one win in Narre Warren in the hope of finding the holder of the division one winning ticket,” Ms Lewis said.  
 
“We’re encouraging all customers of Fountain Gate Lotto to take the time out to check their tickets as soon as possible.
 
“If you think you’re holding the division one winning ticket make sure you keep it in a safe place and contact Tatts immediately on 131 868.”
 
Deer Park winner yet to claim TattsLotto prize   

A Deer Park resident or visitor won more than a quarter of a million dollars on the weekend in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw 3731, but has yet to discover the happy news for themselves.
 
Tatts is waiting for the mystery winner, who purchased a ticket at Brimbank Central Lotto, Kiosk K2, Brimbank Central on the corner of Neale and Station Roads in Deer Park to check their ticket and come forward to claim their division one prize.
 
The winning ticketholder is urged to contact Tatts as soon as possible on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.
 
Tatts spokesperson Elissa Lewis said the division one winning ticket had not been registered to a Tatts Card so officials had no clues or contact details for one of the state’s newest division one winners.
 
“We all know the start of a new week can be a busy time as people head back to work and their daily lives or perhaps this winner has taken a long weekend.
 
“Somewhere out there is our mystery winner who could have forgotten to check their Tatts Lotto ticket.
 
“We’re putting the call out to help track down our mystery winner and share the happy news with them. 
 
“If you purchased an unregistered entry from Brimbank Central Lotto check your ticket as you could be a quarter of a million dollars richer!”
 
Along with the five division one winning entries in Victoria, there were four in Queensland, three in New South Wales and one each in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.  

The six winning numbers in Tatts Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 326 so far this financial year, including 138 won by Tatts customers.

NT celebrates another TattsLotto winner!

A Northern Territory entry has won a division one share of $271,775.57 in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw with an entry purchased online.
A Northern Territory entry has won a division one share of $271,775.57 in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw with an entry purchased online.
 
The Territory’s newest TattsLotto winner wishes to remain anonymous and celebrate their windfall in private.
 
The weekend’s win comes only days after a young man, who only moved to Darwin two months ago, had the shock of his life when he realised he’d won $3,333,349.59 in last Tuesday’s Oz Lotto draw 1209.
 
The unsuspecting Oz Lotto winner confessed he had no idea about his new millionaire status until he checked his ticket late Wednesday afternoon.
 
The stunned man shared he would need to sit down and think about the money before deciding how to spend such a large sum – but first he’s going to get a haircut.
 
TattsLotto spokesperson Elissa Lewis said while the dry season was underway and the temperatures were starting to cool in the Northern Territory, lotto wins appeared to be heating up.
 
“With two division one wins in less than one week, the Territory may not just be experiencing a change of season but a change of luck as well,” Ms Lewis said.
 
“While it’s tempting to speculate about where the next big win will land in the NT, lotto players should remember that lottery games are entertaining games of chance and every number on your ticket has an equal chance of being drawn, no matter where you buy your ticket.
 
“There’s no way of knowing where the next big lotto prize will land and there’s only one way to improve your chances of winning – buy a ticket!”
 
Along with the division one winning entry in the Northern Territory there were five division one winning entries in Victoria, four in Queensland, three in New South Wales and one each in South Australia and Western Australia.  

The six winning numbers in Tatts Lotto draw 3731 on Saturday 22 April 2017 were 30, 13, 11, 18, 24 and 21.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 27.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 326 so far this financial year, including 138 won by Tatts customers.

Young Darwin man scoops $3.3 million prize… and plans to get a haircut

A young man from Darwin had the shock of his life late this afternoon when Tatts officials confirmed he was holding an Oz Lotto ticket worth $3,333,349.59.
A young man from Darwin had the shock of his life late this afternoon when Tatts officials confirmed he was holding an Oz Lotto ticket worth $3,333,349.59.
 
The man was one of three division one winners nationally in Oz Lotto draw 1209 on Tuesday 18 April 2017, with each taking home a division one prize of $3,333,333.34. The other division one winners were from New South Wales and the ACT.
 
The stunned winner admitted to Tatts officials he had no idea he was holding such a valuable ticket.
 
“I went in store to check my ticket not expecting anything until the staff ushered me to a more private area of the store!” the winner exclaimed.
 
“I’m honestly pretty lost – it’s hard to comprehend that amount of money!
 
“I only moved to Darwin a couple of months ago and am currently job hunting – so this couldn’t have been a better start!”
 
When asked how he planned to spend his new windfall, the winner knew immediately what his first expense would be.
 
“I’m going to get a haircut!” the winner giggled, explaining it had been awhile.
 
Besides that, while still coming to terms with the enormous increase to his bank balance, the winner shared he wouldn’t rush into anything.
 
“I’m going to really need to sit down and think about it!” the winner explained.
 
“Ideally I’d love to go on a one week retreat and think about it in a constructive way.
 
“Tonight I’ll be celebrating in the Darwin way however – with a couple of beers!”
 
Leanyer Newsagency staff member Louise Rieck said the outlet was thrilled to be celebrating selling another division one winning entry.
 
“It’s exciting news!  We’ve been telling everyone who comes in!” she exclaimed.
 
“Looking at the plaques on the wall, we’ve sold about eight division one entries over the years but we haven’t had a win in a while so it was about time!
 
“We were thrilled to break the news to our customer and help them celebrate!”
 
The six winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1209 on Tuesday 18 April 2017 were 42, 13, 33, 44, 39, 29 and 27.  The supplementary numbers were 15 and 31.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 320 so far this financial year, including 132 won by Tatts customers.