Check your TattsLotto tickets - Upper Ferntree Gully winner remains a mystery!

Wednesday 30 May, 2012 - Someone who purchased their TattsLotto entry in Upper Ferntree Gully could be half a million dollars richer and not even know it yet.

Tatts is still waiting for the holder of an unregistered division one winning entry from Saturday’s TattsLotto draw 3219 on 26 May to come forward and claim their prize.

Tatts Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said it’s possible the winner is walking around with the winning ticket burning a $539,405.89 hole in their pocket.

“The entry was not registered to a Tatts Card, so we have no way of contacting the winner to tell them the amazing news,” Ms Knobel said.

“If you purchased an entry in TattsLotto draw 3219 from Upper Ferntree Gully Authorised News in Ferntree Plaza, we urge you to have it checked at a Tatts outlet or online as soon as possible.

“Check your wallet, pockets, bags and glove box because you could be the winner we’re looking for!”

The owner of Upper Ferntree Gully Authorised News, Ward Palecek, said he’s been reminding all of his customers to check their tickets from the weekend’s draw.

“We have a lot of regulars come through the store but because we’re on a train line, we also have a number of commuters and people stopping to do their shopping in the centre,” he said.

“The word is spreading that there is a mystery TattsLotto winner and we hope they come forward to claim their prize soon!

“We’ve owned the store for 21 years and it’s been a while between major wins so it’s quite exciting for the staff as well as our customers.”

There were eight division one winners nationally in Saturday TattsLotto draw 3219 on 26 May 2012 who each claimed more than half a million dollars. There were three division one winning entries purchased in Victoria, with another two in Queensland, two in South Australia and one in Western Australia.

One of the winning tickets purchased in Shepparton will allow a man to recover from mounting debt, while another winner in Melbourne’s northern suburbs will use the money to ease into retirement at 70-years-old.

The winning numbers were 13, 38, 36, 37, 10 and 22 with supplementary numbers 28 and 42. There were also 61 division two winners who took home $9,594.55 each.