A Werribee retiree has declared he has a new lease on life and can’t wait to travel around the country with his $2.1 million TattsLotto prize from the weekend’s draw.
But while he said he was up for almost “anything and everything”, the adventurous Victorian ruled out sky diving and bungy jumping.
The Werribee man held one of the 14 division one winning entries across the country in TattsLotto draw 4281, drawn Saturday 30 July 2022. Each division one winning entry pocketed $2,142,857.15.
“I’m going to start scrubbing things off my bucket list,” the happy winner exclaimed when speaking to an official from The Lott.
“I couldn’t sleep last night. I thought it might all be just a dream.”
“I kept getting up and logging onto the computer. I checked my ticket about 20 times.”
“I’m going to do everything! I want to go on The Ghan. I want to travel around Australia. But you won’t see me skydiving or bungy jumping. Everything else is fine.”
“I usually win little prizes each month, but I hadn’t won a damn thing this month. I was thinking of changing my numbers. I thought they might be getting stale. But I didn’t change them. Isn’t it lucky I didn’t change them!”
“When I checked my ticket last night, I started to see the numbers all on one line. I could see I had three numbers. Then, oh my god, four numbers. Then, the realisation I had all six numbers.”
“I’ve rehearsed in my mind many times what I’d do if I won TattsLotto. But nothing compares to the rehearsal. It’s a wonderful thing.”
His winning marked 18-game entry was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.
The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 4281 on 30 July 2022 were 17, 21, 12, 26, 8 and 42, while the supplementary numbers were 35 and 13.
Across Australia, there were 14 division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4281 – three each from New South Wales and Western Australia, two each from Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland, and one each from South Australia and the Northern Territory.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 269 so far this calendar year, including 112 won by Tatts customers.
In 2021, TattsLotto created 210 millionaires across Australia.