04 November 19

“I checked my ticket one million times!”: Lorne man celebrates $1.6 million win

Saturday TattsLotto
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  • A hardworking Lorne man says he’s been staring at his TattsLotto ticket for the past 24 hours, wondering if his $1.6 million win is real.
  • The Victorian entry was one of the 12 division one winning entries across Australia in TattsLotto draw 3995, drawn Saturday 2 November 2019. Each entry won a division one prize of $1,666,666.67.
  • The winner revealed he’d need a bit of time to think of exactly how he’ll enjoy his prize
  • The winning System 8 entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.

By Ally Ramsamy

Updated 4 November 2019 - 11:03 am,

first published at 4 November 2019 - 11:02 am

A hardworking Lorne man says he’s been staring at his TattsLotto ticket for the past 24 hours, wondering if his $1.6 million win is real.

The Victorian entry was one of the 12 division one winning entries across Australia in TattsLotto draw 3995, drawn Saturday 2 November 2019. Each entry won a division one prize of $1,666,666.67.

Confirming his win with a Tatts official this morning, the man revealed he made the life-changing discovery on Sunday morning.

“I’ve only checked my entry about one million times in the last 24 hours,” he laughed.

“Thank you so much!

“I checked my ticket on Sunday morning and I just kept staring at the results wondering ‘is this real?’ and turns out it is!

“It’s come at the most terrific time for so many reasons.

“I’m so glad I get to share this prize with others as well.

“I just can’t believe it!”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, the winner revealed he’d relish the joy of financial freedom.

“My wife and I have worked really hard our whole lives and this has arrived at the perfect time,” he explained.

“We want things to stay exactly as they are but we will just enjoy not having to ever worry about money and having enough to last our retirement.

“This is absolutely amazing! I am so very grateful!”

The winning System 8 entry was purchased online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, Monday & Wednesday Lotto and TattsLotto created 193 millionaires across Australia.

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3995 on Saturday 2 November 2019 were 12, 21, 10, 2, 1 and 42, while the supplementary numbers were 13 and 40.

Across Australia, there were 12 division one entries in TattsLotto draw 3995 – four from Victoria, three each from Western Australia and South Australia, and one each from New South Wales and Tasmania.

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 317 so far this calendar year, including 125 won by Tatts customers.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, there were 244 division one winning TattsLotto entries across the Lott’s jurisdictions, which collectively won more than $286.6 million.