Third time lucky for Goulburn Valley man

Monday 12 March, 2012 - It’s a case of third time lucky for a Goulburn Valley man, who won a division one prize worth $851,790.09 on Saturday, with the third TattsLotto ticket he has ever purchased.

The man, who is in his twenties, said he only started playing TattsLotto three weeks ago.

“It was only last month that I decided to set up an account at www.tatts.com so I could buy lotto entries online,” he said.

“So when I logged into my account on Sunday morning and saw that I had won a division one prize, I couldn’t quite believe it!

“It’s pretty amazing that I’ve won such a big prize so soon!

“This win has come at the ideal time; I’ll use it to set myself up.

“I’ll buy a house and a car and if there’s any money left over I’ll invest it for the future.”

Tatts Public Relations Executive Louise Azzopardi said the Goulburn Valley man was one of two big winners in the region on Saturday.

“Tatts is searching for another lucky TattsLotto player, who won $869,125.59 in Saturday’s draw, with a ticket purchased in Bendigo,” she said.

“Unfortunately the entry was not registered to a Tatts Card, so Tatts has no way of contacting the lucky winner to tell them the life-changing news,” she said.

“It’s possible the winner is at work today, with the winning ticket in their wallet or handbag, completely unaware that they are starting the week more than $869,000 better off.

“The winning entry was purchased from Market News Bendigo.”

There were five division one winners nationally in TattsLotto draw 3197 on Saturday 10 March 2012, three in Victoria and two in Western Australia.

The winning numbers were 41, 21, 32, 20, 26 and 43. The supplementary numbers were 22 and 6.