Winners Stories

Life-long Disneyland dream to come true for Frankston South's millionaire mum!

A woman from Frankston South was giggling with glee knowing she could finally realise her childhood dream of visiting Disneyland thanks to becoming a millionaire in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw!

A woman from Frankston South was giggling with glee knowing she could finally realise her childhood dream of visiting Disneyland thanks to becoming a millionaire in last night’s Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw!

She was one of three division one winners in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3663 who each became millionaires in their own right with a $1 million prize!

The giddy winner was delighted to discover early this morning that her life-long dream could now come true.

“I’m over the moon! A million dollars is unreal! I just can’t believe it! This changes things a bit doesn’t it!” she laughed.

“I got an email this morning saying I’d won something and should check my ticket but it didn’t say how much, so I got on and checked the winning numbers online and there they were.

“But I was thinking ‘naaaah I messed up, I messed up, there’s no way!’”

Moments later Tatts rang and confirmed the dream-come-true news.

“I better take a holiday, don’t you think?” she quizzed the Tatts Official.

“But we’ll share the love with our kids of course – that’s what mothers do.

“You know my dream has always been to go to Disneyland. So I might get my kids and my husband and we’ll all nick off to Disneyland!

“It’ll be fantastic with the kids because my husband doesn’t go on rides! He can hold the bags!” she laughed.

The happy woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased a 15-game marked entry from Gateway Cellars, 290D Frankston-Flinders Road in Frankston South.

Angelo Klousetos is the owner of Gateway Cellars and was jumping with joy when he discovered he’d sold a division one winning entry.

“I’m so rapt! I’ve only been here six weeks as the new owner but the shop has finally sold a division one prize – what a way to kick things off!” Mr Klousetos exclaimed.

“I’m really, really excited now, and I’m so happy that someone from the local area just became a millionaire!

“We’ve been busy this morning so hadn’t checked the terminal messages about where the winning entries were sold last night. So I couldn’t believe it, I’m still in shock!” he laughed.

The six winning numbers in Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw 3663 on Wednesday 25 May 2017 were 36, 11, 32, 19, 42 and 2. The supplementary numbers were 21 and 10.

Across Australia, it was one of three division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3663, which offers a guaranteed $1 million division one prize for up to four winners in every draw. Along with the winning entry from Victoria, the other division one winning entries were sold in Queensland and South Australia.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 369 so far this financial year, including 147 won by Tatts customers.

Queensland woman lands $2.77 million after winning Wednesday Gold Lotto division one four times!

A hardworking woman from the Caboolture region has been left stunned after last night winning division one four times on a single Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entry, giving her a total prize of more than $2.77 million.
A hardworking woman from the Caboolture region has been left stunned after last night winning division one four times on a single Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto entry, giving her a total prize of more than $2.77 million.
 
Last night’s multi-million dollar windfall capped off a winning week for the woman, who on Monday won $17,000 in a lower divisional prizes in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto.
 
The woman’s extraordinary winning entry for last night’s draw, purchased online at thelott.com, consisted of four marked System 12 games of identical numbers. 
 
Apart from winning division one four times – once for each marked game on her entry – she also won division 3 144 times and division 4 900 times.   In total, her system entry won 1048 times across all divisions!
 
She was one of three division one winners nationally in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3661 on Wednesday 17 May 2017. Two winners were from Queensland, while the other winner was from New South Wales.
 
Speaking to a Golden Casket official this morning to confirm her win, the ecstatic woman admitted she felt she had been on a lucky roll in recent weeks.
 
“I’ve been waiting to hear from someone from Golden Casket all my life!” she exclaimed.
 
“It’s just unreal!  I’ve had two wins in the past few weeks and now last night I won $2.77 million.  It’s crazy!
 
“It’s like you get your lucky time in your life and it all happens.  That’s how it feels to me.
 
“It’s been a bit of a roll of wins lately.  I thought my luck may have run out but it’s just got better.  This is the icing on top of the cake!” 
 
Explaining her unique entry, the woman said she had simply wondered whether it was possible to win division one four times on a single ticket by having four games of identical numbers.
 
With the win still sinking in, the winner hinted it could expedite her retirement plans.  She is also looking forward to not having to worry about money and playing a few games of golf.
 
“All we want to do is play golf a couple of times a week and kick back,” she said.
 
“We’ve worked hard our whole lives.  It’s time to put the boots down.  It’s just amazing.
 
“It’s just unreal!  This is more than I can even get my head around.
 
“I could not sleep last night!  This means we don’t have to worry about paying bills and we can help our family out.  It’s just beautiful!” 
 
It’s the second time in three weeks a Caboolture entry has won division one.  A Caboolture couple won $792,331.85 with their entry in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3733 on 29 April 2017.
 
The six winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto draw 3661 on Wednesday 17 May 2017 were 30, 5, 25, 11, 27 and 18.  The supplementary numbers were 21 and 19.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 365 so far this financial year, including 89 won by Golden Casket customers.

Newstead grandmother claims Tasmania's $2.6 million TattsLotto prize!

After two days of Tasmanian’s scrambling to scan their TattsLotto Superdraw entries with the hope it was their ticket to $2.6 million, a Newstead grandmother has come up with bingo!
After two days of Tasmanian’s scrambling to scan their TattsLotto Superdraw entries with the hope it was their ticket to $2.6 million, a Newstead grandmother has come up with bingo!
 
The unregistered winner heard Tatts’ plea for Tasmanian TattsLotto ticket holders to check their entries to see if they’d unknowingly become a multi-millionaire.
 
“Last night I was watching television and when the news came on they were saying somebody who had purchased a ticket at Newstead had won a division one prize, so I thought I better just check mine just for fun!” the winning grandmother explained.
 
“I had the newspaper from yesterday and when I looked at the results I saw the numbers all matched. That’s when I knew I’d won something but I wanted to make sure it was real before getting too excited. You never know until everything’s confirmed.
 
“So I brought my ticket in to the newsagent this morning and asked ‘So did I win anything?’” she laughed.
 
After the dream-come-true news was finally confirmed by Tatts today, she admitted she couldn’t wait to pack her bags for the trip she’d dreamed of could now be upgraded.
 
“I’ll do a trip of course! I’ve been wanting to go to Europe so I’ll go now, but I’ll be able to go a better class than I otherwise would have done! Lots of extra trimmings!” she exclaimed.
 
“That’s my only big plan at the moment, I won’t rush into anything and I’ll wait till everything dies down a bit.
 
“I’d say my family will probably be pretty lucky too!”
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, admitted she only gets an entry in special draws and picked up her winning 12-game QuickPick from Newstead Newsagency & Lotto.
 
“I’ve got to be honest! I must confess that I’m not a regular player!” she said.
 
“I go get my paper and sometimes if there’s a special draw I just say, I’ll say while I’m here I’ll just get a QuickPick please.
 
“So it’s very lucky indeed.”
 
Louise Clark is the owner of Newstead Newsagency & Lotto and said she was delighted to see the prize claimed by a local customer.
 
“This is our second division one winner in just eight months, so we’ve got our fingers crossed that it’s a sign of more good things to come!” Ms Clark exclaimed.
 
“It’s exciting news for Newstead that the prize has been won by a local and we wish her every happiness with her life-changing windfall!”
 
Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that each won the first division prize of $2,625,000.00 in TattsLotto’s $21 million Superdraw on Saturday 13 May 2017.
 
Along with the division one winning entry in Tasmania, there was a winning group syndicate entry in Victoria, as well as one division one winning entry each sold in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and three sold in New South Wales.
 
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto Superdraw 3737 on Saturday 13 May 2017 were 21, 1, 40, 30, 16 and 35.  The supplementary numbers were 7 and 2.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 362 so far this financial year, including 146 won by Tatts customers.

Victorians likely to share a TattsLotto win and splurge on an overseas holiday with a share of $21 million

If one of your family members or friends wins a share of tomorrow’s Saturday TattsLotto $21 Million Supedraw, you could be in for a share of the windfall!

If one of your family members or friends wins a share of tomorrow’s Saturday TattsLotto $21 Million Supedraw, you could be in for a share of the windfall!

A recent survey has revealed that for 35.4 per cent of Victorians their first financial priority if they won a share of $21 million would be to gift money to family or charity.
 
And with rising house prices, it’s no surprise that 23.6 per cent of Victorian adults would use their prize to own their home outright, while another 20.6 per cent would buy a home for themselves. (See Table 1)
 
Meanwhile, when considering an indulgent splurge it appears an overseas holiday is top of mind with 42.3 per cent of survey respondents saying they would pack their bags and head overseas, followed by 21.9 per cent opting to spruce up their home with home  renovations, and 14.6 per cent hitting the road in a sports car. (See Table 2)
 
The survey of 5,964 adults, conducted by ReachTEL, comes amid a surge of ticket sales ahead of tomorrow’s $21 million Saturday Superdraw – the third Superdraw of the year.
 
Tatts spokesperson Claire Taylor said the results highlighted that everyone had their own unique dream of how they would spend their TattsLotto windfall, and more importantly, who’d they’d like to share it with.
 
“Our division one winners frequently tell us that they plan to use their prize money to pay off their own debts and mortgages, go on an overseas holiday, and help family and friends,” she said.
 
“They see their good fortune as a chance to not only improve their lives, but also the lives of those nearest and dearest to them. 
 
“For some winners this means taking family and friends on a holiday or buying them a new car, while for others it means paying off the home loans of family and friends or giving a lump sum or money.”
 
Ms Taylor said Tatts was preparing to make a slew of phone calls first thing Monday morning to officially notify this Saturday’s Superdraw registered division one TattsLotto winners.
 
“Superdraws have become enormously popular with TattsLotto customers and it’s anticipated that up to half the Victorian adult population will purchase an entry into the $21 Million Superdraw on Saturday, with half of all tickets purchased on the day of the draw,” she said.

Tickets in TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw on 13 May are now on sale from all Tatts outlets and online at thelott.com.
 
Table 1
If you won your ideal windfall in the lottery, which of the following best suits your FIRST financial priority?
 

Vic

Owning my home outright

23.6%

Buying a home

20.6%

Gifting money to family or charity

35.4%

Earlier retirement

9.6%

Planning a holiday

7.3%

Buying a car

3.6%

 
Table 2
If you won your ideal windfall in the lottery, which of the following best suits your FIRST splurge purchase?
 

Vic

Sports or luxury car

13.9%

Caravan

6.9%

Boat or yacht

7.1%

Overseas holiday

42.3%

Cosmetic procedure

1.5%

Spoiling my pets

2.0%

Hired help

4.3%

Home renovations

21.9%

 
This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 5,964 voters. The data has been weighted to reflect the population age and gender distribution as provided by the ABS. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd.

Tasmania’s $2.6 million TattsLotto Superdraw winner has a ticket to a new life!

There’s a TattsLotto ticket in Tasmania that’s now worth a life-changing $2.6 million after the weekend’s Superdraw – trouble is, whoever’s holding it may be unknowingly running late to the multi-millionaires party!
There’s a TattsLotto ticket in Tasmania that’s now worth a life-changing $2.6 million after the weekend’s Superdraw – trouble is, whoever’s holding it may be unknowingly running late to the multi-millionaires party!
 
The valuable division one winning ticket was not registered to a Tatts Card so it’s anyone’s guess as to who could have it stashed in their handbag or wallet or glove box.
 
Tasmania’s new multi-millionaire may not yet have even made the discovery for themselves, and unfortunately Tatts has no way to contact them to tell them the dream-come-true news.
 
Tatts spokesperson Claire Taylor said customers of Newstead Newsagency & Lotto were in with a chance of being the Superdraw winner Tatts is waiting for.
 
“If you purchased an unregistered TattsLotto ticket in the weekend’s Superdraw from Newstead Newsagency & Lotto, there’s more than two million reasons to check your ticket!” Ms Taylor exclaimed.
 
“$2.6 million is a ticket to a new life – and a pretty grand one at that!
 
“The winner could have the multi-million dollar winning ticket burning a hole in their pocket and not even know it!
 
“If you think you may have the division one winning entry, we recommend you keep your ticket in a safe place and contact Tatts immediately on 131 868 to begin the prize claim process.”
 
Louise Clark is the owner of Newstead Newsagency & Lotto and said she was waiting with baited breath to see whether the winner would walk back through her doors.
 
“Every customer that has come in to check their Superdraw ticket is exciting because at any minute someone may bring in the one that’s worth multi-millions!” Ms Clark exclaimed.
 
“We hope it’s a local and a regular customer of ours, and that whoever it is, it will make a big difference in their lives.”
 
Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that each won the first division prize of $2,625,000.00 in TattsLotto’s $21 million Superdraw on Saturday 13 May 2017.
 
Along with the division one winning entry in Tasmania, there was a winning group syndicate entry in Victoria, as well as one division one winning entry each sold in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and three sold in New South Wales.
 
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto Superdraw 3737 on Saturday 13 May 2017 were 21, 1, 40, 30, 16 and 35.  The supplementary numbers were 7 and 2.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 361 so far this financial year, including 146 won by Tatts customers.

TattsLotto Superdraw delivers $2.8 million to 15-share Melbourne syndicate!

Fifteen TattsLotto ticket holders in inner-city Melbourne had an unforgettable Mother’s Day after their shared syndicate entry in the weekend’s Superdraw won a total of $2.81 million or $187,696.20 each!
Fifteen TattsLotto ticket holders in inner-city Melbourne had an unforgettable Mother’s Day after their shared syndicate entry in the weekend’s Superdraw won a total of $2.81 million or $187,696.20 each!
 
The group syndicate named ‘Especially for you’ was set up as a special once-off offer for Mother’s Day by Vic Market Lotto in the Queen Victoria Market, and was sold across three Tatts Outlets.
 
Vic Market Lotto sold eleven of the $187K winning shares, Malvern Lotto sold three shares, and Bourke Street Lotto sold one share.
 
The group syndicate offered 15 shares in an entry with two System 14 games and one System 18 game with numbers hand-selected by the owners of Vic Market Lotto.
 
Thanks to their system entry type, they won a division one prize of $2,625,000, six division two prizes totalling $59,073 and numerous prizes in divisions 3 to 5 totalling $131,369.95 for a grand total prize of $2,815,442.95.
 
Dora Vuong and Ricky Lau are the owners of Vic Market Lotto and were delighted to have set up the division one winning group syndicate.
 
“This is the second division one win we’ve celebrated here in around six months!” Ms Vuong exclaimed.
 
“In November 2016, our customers won $6 million in Powerball! That ticket was shared by a private syndicate of six workmates in North Geelong.
 
“Now we’ve done it for even more of our customers with a $2.8 million win on our special ‘Especially for you’ syndicate I created since Mother’s Day was coming up, with numbers I picked myself.
 
“Most of the winners are regular customers of ours who shop here each week, and some of them told me they couldn’t sleep after realising they’d won!
 
“We couldn’t be happier for our winning customers and I have had such a content feeling ever since discovering and sharing the news!”
 
Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that each won the first division prize of $2,625,000.00 in TattsLotto’s $21 million Superdraw on Saturday 13 May 2017.
 
Along with the division one winning group syndicate in Victoria, one division one winning entry each was sold in Queensland, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and three sold in New South Wales.
 
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto Superdraw 3737 on Saturday 13 May 2017 were 21, 1, 40, 30, 16 and 35.  The supplementary numbers were 7 and 2.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 361 so far this financial year, including 146 won by Tatts customers.