Monday 21 January, 2013 - A Geelong West couple won not one, but TWO first division prizes in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw!
The stroke of good fortune was a result of the winning woman purchasing two marked entries into the same draw purely by accident.
Each entry won a first division prize of $342,690.72 so the couple has netted a total prize of $685,381.44!
When speaking with a Tatts official this morning the winning woman was overcome with emotion at the news.
“I can’t comprehend it at all! The reason I had two entries in the weekend’s draw was that I buy tickets for several weeks at a time in advance, and I didn’t realise some of the dates on those tickets overlapped!” she said in surprise.
“I quadruple checked the TattsLotto draw results in the Sunday newspaper and on the Tatts website yesterday before I told my husband he better take a look at them too,” she said.
“Even now, speaking with you, I can’t believe it’s true. Things like this don’t happen to us.
“It’s just gorgeous. We won’t fritter the money away, there are lots of things we’ve always talked about doing if we won TattsLotto,” she explained.
“We’ll pay some bills with this money, fix up the house, buy a new car, go on holiday, add money to our superannuation and help out some very deserving family members.
“The feeling of winning is so wonderful. You can just breathe,” she said happily.
Both of the winning 12-game tickets were purchased from Murphy’s Newsagency, 198 Pakington Street in Geelong West. This Tatts Outlet has given away more than $25.6 million in first division prizes in less than a year, following the major Oz Lotto win of $24.9 million in May 2012.
Another two division one prizes went to winning entries in Victoria. One was purchased from Central West Newsagency in Braybrook, and the other was from Prahran Market Lotto & Tobacco Station in Prahran.
Throughout Australia, there were 12 entries that won a first division share of TattsLotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool on the weekend. Along with the four winning tickets purchased in Victoria, there were two purchased in New South Wales, three in Western Australia, two in South Australia and one in Queensland.
The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3287 on 19 January 2013 were 4, 25, 11, 16, 19 and 14 with the supplementary numbers 34 and 18.