Roxburgh Park factory workers split $2 million TattsLotto prize

Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - A group of seven Roxburgh Park manufacturing workers are celebrating this week after their syndicate won a first division prize of more than $2 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw!

The winners, who have chosen to remain anonymous, have been purchasing TattsLotto entries as a group for around three years.

The syndicate leader said the men were all shocked when he broke the news that their numbers had come up.

“I called them all late on Saturday night after the TattsLotto draw when I checked the numbers online and knew how much we’d won,” he explained.

“You’d think they’d be happy to hear from me but a couple of the guys hung-up on me because they thought I was joking!

“One guy had to ask my wife if I was telling the truth and not just having a laugh.”

The syndicate leader said the workmates all have similar plans for how to spend their share of the prize.

“Most of us will be paying off mortgages or investment properties, and personally I’m planning to take a holiday somewhere as well. I’ll also go out with the guys to celebrate.”

The winning System 8 entry was purchased from Roxburgh Park News & Lotto, Shop 11 in the Roxburgh Park Shopping Centre. The winners will split a total prize of $2,080,735.74.

Roxburgh Park News & Lotto owners Sherry and Joe Pereira are especially excited for the winners, who are regular customers.

“We’ve owned this Tatts Outlet for 10 years and this is the first division one win we’ve sold so we’re very happy!” exclaimed Sherry.

“We’re actually preparing to move to a new location opposite Coles in the new section of the shopping centre so we think that after a win like this the good luck will travel with us.”

Throughout Australia, there were two winners who shared in TattsLotto’s $4 million guaranteed division one prize pool on the weekend, both in Victoria. Along with the Roxburgh Park entry, one of the winning entries was purchased in Benalla.

The winning numbers in Saturday TattsLotto draw 3255 on 29 September 2012 were 25, 32, 10, 16, 34 and 9 with the supplementary numbers 40 and 44.

Tatts Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said there could be more big winners this week, with large jackpots on offer in Oz Lotto and Powerball.

“There’s $15 million on offer in Oz Lotto tonight, and Powerball has jackpotted to $40 million this Thursday! Purchase your entry today for your chance to become the newest member of the Tatts millionaires club.”