13 May 19

“Dream numbers” deliver $1 million Lotto win to East Devonport man

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  • Five days after the winning numbers were drawn, a hardworking East Devonport man today claimed the million-dollar prize from last week’s Wednesday Lotto draw.
  • The man in his 40s held the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3867, drawn Wednesday 8 May 2019. He takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.
  • The thrilled winner explained he had marked his entry using the numbers that appeared to him in a dream 13 years ago.
  • The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at East Devonport Newsagency, 71 Wright Street, East Devonport.

By Ally Ramsamy

Updated 13 May 2019 - 11:07 am,

first published at 13 May 2019 - 11:07 am

Five days after the winning numbers were drawn, a hardworking East Devonport man has claimed the million-dollar prize from last week’s Wednesday Lotto draw.

The man in his 40s held the only division one winning entry nationally in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3867, drawn Wednesday 8 May 2019. He takes home the guaranteed division one prize of $1 million.

In addition to winning division one, the Tasmanian’s marked entry also won division two 6 times, division three 6 times, and division four 15 times, bolstering his total prize to $1,021,797.85.

Confirming his win with a Tatts official this morning, the man confessed he’d known about his new millionaire status since last Thursday.

“I checked my ticket online and discovered the news. I was just stunned. I’ve just had to let it sink in a bit,” he laughed.

“It took a bit to get over it!

“I’ve been playing these numbers for 13 years. I dreamt them one night – they appeared in my dream.

“I woke up and wrote them down, and I’ve been playing them ever since.

“I thought one day I would see them all there. I hadn’t given up on them!

“They’ve won other prizes over the years, but this is the biggest prize so far.

“They’re certainly my lucky numbers so I’ll still keep playing them.”

When asked how he might use his million-dollar Lotto windfall, the man shared he had yet to make any firm decisions.

“With this one, I just don’t know yet,” he said.

“I’ve still turned up to work today!”

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at East Devonport Newsagency, 71 Wright Street, East Devonport.

East Devonport Newsagency owner Jasmine Burton said the team at her outlet were excited that one of their customers had won a life-changing amount of money.

“This is the first time we’ve sold a division one winning entry since we bought the store three and a half years ago,” she explained.

“We’ll be decorating the store to ensure all of our customers know we’ve sold a division one winning entry.

“We are sure they will be happy for the winner and it will give them hope that they too can win big.

“We hope the win brings our customer joy and gives them the ability to live a more comfortable life.”

In 2018, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and TattsLotto created 194 millionaires across Australia.

The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3867 on Wednesday 8 May 2019 were 35, 26, 10, 36, 16, 22 and the supplementary numbers were 27 and 32.

Across Australia, there was one division one winning entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3867.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 131 so far this calendar year, including 61 won by Tatts customers.

In the 12 months to 31 December 2018, there were 280 division one winning TattsLotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $306.19 million.