Winners Stories

Victoria's wannabe lotto winners want to go on a Great Barrier Reef scuba dive with Hugh Jackman

With TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw on tomorrow night, Victoria’s wannabe winners have begun pondering their plans should they win a share of the $21 Million division one prize pool.

With TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw on tomorrow night, Victoria’s wannabe winners have begun pondering their plans should they win a share of the $21 Million division one prize pool.
 
A recent survey of Victorian adults found almost a third (30.7%) want Wolverine star Hugh Jackman as their celebrity friend, should they win a share of $21 million. 
 
Other popular potential celebrity friends for Victoria’s new millionaires would be Adele (23.6%) following her recent performances in Melbourne, and Beyonce (12.7%).  (See Table 1)
 
When asked what luxury experience they’d like to have with their new celebrity friend after winning a share in TattsLotto, almost a quarter of Victorians (24.7%) want to go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. 
 
Other popular experiences with their new celebrity mate included a private A-List party in Los Angeles (20.2%) and a Paris shopping spree (15.4%).  (See Table 2)
 
The survey of 1,199 adults, conducted by ReachTEL, comes amid a surge of ticket sales ahead of tomorrow’s $21 million TattsLotto Superdraw – the second of the year.
 
Tatts spokesperson Matt Hart said with the Superdraw only one day away, Victorians had already begun to dream about how their lives could change if they were one of the winners in tomorrow’s TattsLotto Superdraw.
 
“Everyone has their own unique dream of how they would spend their TattsLotto windfall, and more importantly, who’d they’d like to share it with,” he said.
 
“Many winners tell us they plan to pay off their mortgage, help family and friends, and go on a long-overdue holiday. But this survey also shows Victorians have a playful side and can picture themselves hanging out with celebs and experiencing the good life after a TattsLotto win.”
 
Mr Hart 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,” he said.

There were 15 division one winners nationally from February’s $20 million Superdraw, including two from Victoria.
 
Tickets in TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw on 25 March are now on sale from all Tatts outlets and online at thelott.com.

Table 1
If you won a share of $21 million in the lottery, which of the following celebrity friend would you most like to hang out in style with?

Total

QLD

VIC

NSW

SA

Adele

22.8%

21.4%

23.6%

19.5%

30.0%

Beyoncé

8.3%

5.8%

12.7%

7.5%

5.8%

Chris Hemsworth

12.5%

8.8%

10.5%

13.5%

15.0%

Hugh Jackman

28.8%

26.9%

30.7%

24.0%

37.5%

Kim Kardashian

8.0%

7.8%

10.1%

10.1%

3.3%

Jonathon Thurston

19.5%

29.3%

12.4%

25.5%

8.3%

 
Table 2
If you won a share of $21 million in the lottery, what luxury experience would you like to do with your celebrity friend?

Total

QLD

VIC

NSW

SA

London pub crawl

17.3%

12.7%

15.0%

16.4%

21.0%

Paris shopping spree

14.4%

11.6%

15.4%

14.2%

21.0%

 Hawaiian surfing safari

9.4%

6.5%

12.4%

10.4%

12.6%

Private A-List party in LA

13.3%

7.9%

20.2%

16.0%

18.5%

Great Barrier Reef scuba dive

20.4%

24.0%

24.7%

11.6%

12.6%

Be a VIP at the NRL Grand Final

25.2%

37.3%

12.4%

31.3%

14.3%

 
 
This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,199 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.

Colac mum plans purrfect addition to family after TattsLotto $2 million win

A Colac mum is planning to make a purrfect addition to her family after coming forward to claim the TattsLotto division one prize from Saturday’s draw worth more than $2 million.
A Colac mum is planning to make a purrfect addition to her family after coming forward to claim the TattsLotto division one prize from Saturday’s draw worth more than $2 million.
 
Apart from buying a new home and helping her family, the excited woman shared that she also wanted to use the windfall to welcome a new kitten into her family.
 
As the winning Colac ticket was unregistered, Tatts had no way to identify or contact the winner and was waiting for them to come forward with the winning ticket.
 
The woman was spurred to check her ticket after hearing media reports yesterday that someone in the area had won.  She contacted Tatts officials yesterday evening to confirm the “life changing” news.
 
“I thought it must be a mistake because I never win anything!” the woman exclaimed.
 
“I’ve been playing for years and have had small wins before but nothing over $100!
 
“It’s definitely life changing for me.  I haven’t had a lot of money before.
 
“We’ll be looking for a new house definitely.  It will have a big library and a spa bath I think!  But not combined as the books would get wet!” she laughed.
 
“I also want to get a nice new kitten!”  
 
A family holiday to a tropical destination and “lots of shopping” were also on the cards when the windfall hit her bank account.
 
“I won’t be able to control myself until then!” she said.
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her $2,087,007.71 division one winning TattsLotto ticket from Colac Lotto, 146 Murray Street in Colac.
 
Colac Lotto owner Ros Monaghan said she was thrilled the missing division one winner had been found.
 
“Every time one of our customers came in we were holding our breaths as they checked their TattsLotto tickets!” she exclaimed.
 
“Congratulations to the winner and we hope they really enjoy their prize!  It’s great to hear that another one of our customers has become a millionaire overnight!
 
“The last time we sold a division one winning entry was in last year’s February Superdraw when our customer won a $1.17 million prize!
 
“Fingers crossed we can back it up and do it again in this Saturday night’s $21 Million Superdraw!”
 
There were two division one winners in Victoria that each won the first division prize of $2,087,007.71 in TattsLotto draw 3721 on Saturday 18 March 2017.
 
Along with the winning ticket sold in Colac, the other Victorian prize was won in Merlynston.
 
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3721 on Saturday 18 March 2017 were 10, 43, 23, 15, 1 and 36. The supplementary numbers were 34 and 2.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 287 so far this financial year, including 115 won by Tatts customers.

After 81 days Officer TattsLotto prize claimed!

After 81 days, a $757,320 prize that was won last Christmas Eve in TattsLotto draw 3697 has finally been claimed!
After 81 days, a $757,320 prize that was won last Christmas Eve in TattsLotto draw 3697 has finally been claimed!
 
Christmas eventually came for the anonymous winner, who has now collected their stocking full of division one cash.
 
But since the winner has chosen to celebrate their surprise in complete secret there will be no light shed on why it took them 81 days to show up!
 
The staff at Arena Lucky Lotto at Officer are delighted to know that their winning customer has finally been united with their division one prize.
 
Gurmit Singh is the owner of Arena Lucky Lotto and was pleased to know the winning 24-game QuickPick he sold hadn’t been lost.
 
“It’s a relief to know that after a long 81 day wait that our customer has finally claimed their division one prize!” Mr Singh exclaimed.
 
“Everyone has been checking in to ask for an update on the unregistered prize and now I can share that it’s a happy ending!
 
“While we may never know what took the winner so long, I can only imagine that Christmas is such a busy time of year for everyone and so maybe the ticket was misplaced in the silly season!
 
“We wish the winner a big congratulations and all the very best with your three-quarters-of-a-million dollar prize!”
 
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.

The winning 24-game QuickPick entry was purchased from Arena Lucky Lotto, within Arena Shopping Centre, 4 Cardina Road, Officer.
 
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3697 on Saturday 24 December 2016 were 39, 24, 5, 9, 34 and 4. The supplementary numbers were 15 and 29.
 
Throughout Australia, there were six entries that won the division one prize of $4,543,920.36 in TattsLotto draw 3697 on Saturday 24 December 2016.  Half of these winning entries were from Victoria, with the other winners from Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 287 so far this financial year, including 115 won by Tatts customers.

Victorians put a price on happiness: $10 million to realise their dreams

Victorians have put a price on their own happiness, with most saying they would need to a lotto windfall of at least $10 million to realise their dreams.

Victorians have put a price on their own happiness, with most saying they would need to a lotto windfall of at least $10 million to realise their dreams.

The Tatts survey, conducted by ReachTEL, was conducted in time for International Day of Happiness, today 20 March.

It found just over a third of Victorian adults said they would need at least $10 million to realise their dreams. But another quarter (24.8%) of respondents named $1 million as their dream price tag. (See Table 1)

The latest results mark a dramatic shift in Victorians’ thinking as just six months ago most Victorians said they only needed $1 million to fulfill their dreams.

When asked how a big lotto win might bring them happiness, about a quarter of Victorians (23.9%) said it would be being debt free and financially secure. More than a quarter (29.9%) said being able to help out family and friends would also make them happy. (See Table 2)

Tatts spokesperson Matt Hart said the results highlighted how Victorians had diverse thoughts on what they thought could make them happy.

“From speaking to our million-dollar winners, it’s clear that everyone has a different and unique dream. For some, it’s paying off their mortgage and going on a Mediterranean cruise, while for others it’s that long overdue trip to the dentist and being able to go to the salon rather than colour your hair at home,” he said.

“It’s surprising to see that in 2017 Victorians’ dreams have suddenly become ten times more expensive to realise!

“Sadly, this survey suggests that Victorian adults are feeling their dreams are a little more out of reach, perhaps because of concerns about the cost of living, the economy or maybe recent international developments.

“Interestingly, previous Tatts research showed most Victorians told us they would also need $10 million to be able to quit work and retire early. So perhaps Victorians have made a correlation between realising their dreams and quitting their jobs! “It’s clear Victoria is a generous state. In the past, only about a quarter (23.6%) have said they would not share a $1 million lotto win with family, friends and charity. This latest survey suggests that the act of helping family and friends is one of the key things that would make a Victorian lotto winner happy.”

Table 1
Question:  Of the following, if you won the lottery, what would be the ideal windfall for you to realise your dreams?
 

Total

QLD

VIC

NSW

SA

$1 million

24.3%

21.6%

24.8%

19.2%

23.1%

$2 million

15.4%

15.8%

14.3%

15.8%

17.4%

$4 million

13.3%

13.7%

10.9%

15.8%

13.2%

$8 million

16.6%

22.6%

12.0%

20.7%

13.2%

At least $10 million

30.4%

26.4%

38.0%

28.6%

33.1%

 
Table 2
Question: If you won a major lottery windfall, which one of the following do you think would bring you the most happiness?
 

Total

QLD

VIC

NSW

SA

Feeling free to do what I want

13.8%

12.3%

13.8%

9.4%

10.0%

Being debt free / financially secure

33.3%

38.0%

23.9%

32.2%

53.3%

Being able to retire early

9.9%

11.6%

13.8%

11.2%

5.8%

Being able to spend more time with family and friends

6.4%

5.5%

8.2%

8.6%

3.3%

Being able to help family and friends

28.1%

26.7%

29.9%

26.6%

21.7%

Being able to donate to charity

8.4%

5.8%

10.4%

12.0%

5.8%

 
 
This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,199 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.

Someone in Colac has cracked TattsLotto division one!

Colac has delivered another division one prize in just over a year after a TattsLotto ticket purchased from the small city in Western Victoria won more than $2 million on Saturday night!

Colac has delivered another division one prize in just over a year after a TattsLotto ticket purchased from the small city in Western Victoria won more than $2 million on Saturday night!

But as the entry was unregistered, Colac’s newest multi-millionaire is a mystery and so anyone in the city who had a TattsLotto entry could potentially be the winner!
 
The mystery winner purchased their $2,087,007.71 division one winning TattsLotto ticket from Colac Lotto, 146 Murray Street in Colac.
 
Tatts spokesperson Claire Taylor said because the division one winning TattsLotto ticket was not registered to a Tatts Card at the time of purchase there was no way of contacting the winner with the dream-come-true news.
 
“A multi-millionaire is in Colac’s midst, but unfortunately they’ve left us no clues or contact details!” Ms Taylor exclaimed.
 
“Since we can’t tell them the dream-come-true news, it’ll be up to them to check their ticket and look for the six winning numbers; 10, 43, 23, 15, 1 and 36.
 
“Hopefully it will only be a matter of time before someone comes up with the winning ticket, but in the meantime we’re asking that everyone who had a ticket in the weekend’s draw from Colac to check to see if they’re suddenly $2 million richer!
 
“You never know, it might be you! And if you do discover you’re holding the very valuable ticket, please give Tatts a call as soon as possible on 131 868 so we can start you off on your division one journey!”
 
Ros Monaghan is the owner of Colac Lotto and was over-the-moon to have made another division one winning customer.
 
“Every time one of our customers walks in we say ‘It might be you!’ and hold our breaths as they check their TattsLotto tickets!” Ms Monaghan exclaimed.
 
“It’s a very exciting time and I just can’t wait to see who it is! I hope they don’t know they’ve won and we get to see the look on their face when they discover they’re a multi-millionaire! Woohoo!
 
“The last time we sold a division one winning entry was in last year’s February Superdraw when our customer won a $1.17 million prize!
 
“Fingers crossed we can back it up and do it again in this Saturday night’s $21 Million Superdraw!”
 
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.
 
There were two division one winners in Victoria that each won the first division prize of $2,087,007.71 in TattsLotto draw 3721 on Saturday 18 March 2017.
 
Along with the winning ticket sold in Colac, the other Victorian prize was won in Merlynston.
 
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3721 on Saturday 18 March 2017 were 10, 43, 23, 15, 1 and 36. The supplementary numbers were 34 and 2.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 287 so far this financial year, including 115 won by Tatts customers.

TattsLotto lightning strikes again in Coburg North!

TattsLotto division one wins are running hot in Coburg North, with the latest winners a private syndicate of four ladies from the north Melbourne suburb sharing in a TattsLotto prize worth more than $2 million!
TattsLotto division one wins are running hot in Coburg North, with the latest winners a private syndicate of four ladies from the north Melbourne suburb sharing in a TattsLotto prize worth more than $2 million!
 
Tatts could not contact the registered ticket holder this morning because their membership details were out-of-date, but the winner contacted Tatts today to make sure there was no mistake!
 
The winning private syndicate leader was delighted that no matter how many times she and the ladies had pinched themselves, they weren’t dreaming about their lotto win.
 
“You don’t know how many times it’s been checked by us all!” she laughed.
 
“But we thought we’ll wait for the phone call from Tatts on Monday morning!
 
“The thing is the phone never rang so I thought oh no, don’t tell me we’re wrong!
 
“But it sounds even better now that I know it’s true! Just confirming it makes such a difference. It’s wonderful to know that it really is a dream come true.”
 
The happy woman explained she had dreamt of winning the lotto for years.
 
“I’ve been registered for who knows how many years and I just renew it!” she said.
 
“You wish for it your whole life and you always think hopefully this week or maybe next week!
 
“It’s been 30 years playing a ticket each week, so I guess persistence does pay.
 
“For me, I’m going to pay off my mortgage and go on some holidays overseas! It’s amazing! It’s taken care of the main things hasn’t it!”
 
The ladies, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their 15-game System 7 entry from Capital Chemist Coburg North, 11 - 15 Orvieto Street in Merlynston.
 
It comes only five weeks after the same chemist sold a division one winning entry to a Coburg North business syndicate with 25 shares – they enjoyed a $1.4 million TattsLotto windfall in February.
 
Jarrod McMaugh is the owner of Capital Chemist Coburg North and was thrilled to have sold another division one winning entry in such quick succession.
 
“We’re overjoyed that within just five weeks, Capital Chemist Coburg North has sold its second division one winning Tattslotto entry!” Mr McMaugh exclaimed.
 
“In February, our winning customers were a workplace syndicate from a local business who shared a total of $1.44 million in TattsLotto and now we have a private syndicate of four ladies sharing over $2 million!
 
“We couldn't be happier with the luck we seem to have attracted to the pharmacy just before our first anniversary tomorrow and we really hope that we can continue to bring luck to our loyal customers.
 
“TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw is this Saturday so we’re hoping we can sell another division one winning ticket! Three times in such a short span of time would be amazing!”
 
There were two division one winners in Victoria that each won the first division prize of $2,087,007.71 in TattsLotto draw 3721 on Saturday 18 March 2017.
 
Along with the winning ticket sold in Coburg North, the other Victorian prize was won in Colac.
 
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3721 on Saturday 18 March 2017 were 10, 43, 23, 15, 1 and 36. The supplementary numbers were 34 and 2.
 
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 287 so far this financial year, including 115 won by Tatts customers.