Geelong residents strike it lucky in lotto
TWO Geelong residents have struck it lucky at TattsLotto in the space of a fortnight, with their division one wins netting them more than a million dollars each.
The first lucky man held one of the three division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3927, drawn on March 9, with each entry taking home a division one prize of $1,316,406.07.
The man – who purchased his winning 50- game QuickPick entry online at thelott.com – also won division six, bolstering his total prize to $1,316,422.12.
Sharing his joy with a Tatts official to confirm the life-changing news, the exuberant winner couldn’t contain his joy at his good fortune.
“That is amazing! I can’t believe it!” he exclaimed. “When I logged in and saw that I had won I thought there must have been something wrong.”
Nine days later, another Geelong man purchased what became one of the three division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 3929, drawn on March 16. Each entry takes home a division one prize of $1,279,122.52.
As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the man’s marked System 8 entry – purchased from Woolworths Petrol in Geelong West also won division three 12 times and division four 15 times, bolstering his total prize to $1,292,796.37.
“We’re so excited we don’t know what to do, to be honest!” the newly-minted millionaire said.
“On Sunday morning I checked my phone and there was an email there saying I’d had a win.
“I’d had a couple of small wins in the past so I didn’t think too much of it.
“It wasn’t until a bit later that I realised the email was in a much larger font than normal, so I thought ‘I’d better go and check that again’.”