Monday 8 October, 2012 - If you visit your local supermarket today, chances are you’ll encounter some very happy staff members after a 53-member TattsLotto syndicate from the Eastlands Shopping Centre store won a $1.36 million share in Saturday’s draw!
The syndicate leader received the dream-come-true phone call from a Tatts official this morning informing him of the $1,368,342.70 win, but he was suspicious of the call initially.
“I get some strange people ringing me from time-to-time, so I wasn’t sure this was a legitimate call,” he explained.
“I’m just in shock. I’ve got to go and tell everyone that we have won!”
The work syndicate has been running for around 12-months, and the number of members has grown slightly lately to a total of 53 staff members of the major supermarket chain who each contribute $2 per week towards the cost of a TattsLotto entry.
“We’ve all won about $25,000 so that’s a great return!” exclaimed the syndicate leader.
“It was especially good to win this weekend because the total $4 million TattsLotto prize was only split between three winning entries, rather than eight or nine entries as it sometimes is, which means our syndicate can split a bigger share.”
The winning 50-game QuickPick entry was purchased in the same complex as the supermarket from Rosny Park Agency, Shop G8 in the Eastlands Shopping Centre, Rosny Park.
The prize comes just two weeks after a three-member family syndicate in Latrobe won a $1.5 million prize in TattsLotto’s Superdraw.
Throughout Australia, there were three winners who shared in TattsLotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool on Saturday. Along with the Tasmanian winning entry, there was one winner in New South Wales and one winner in Western Australia.
The winning numbers in Saturday TattsLotto draw 3257 on 6 October 2012 were 42, 23, 20, 18, 32 and 40 with the supplementary numbers 33 and 3.
Tatts Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said there could be more big winners this week, with a large jackpot up for grabs in Oz Lotto.
“Tomorrow night Oz Lotto is offering a first division prize pool of $20 million! Purchase your entry today for your chance to become the newest member of the Tatts millionaires club.”