A man from Kalorama in Melbourne became $1 million richer overnight thanks to his Monday entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto, and made it an excuse to be late for work!
A Tatts official broke the good news to the winner on his way to work this morning.
“When you called I thought it might be about winning five or six thousand dollars, I didn’t think it would be something like this,” the winner in his 50s said.
“I said to myself, ‘Don’t be silly, it wouldn’t be me’.”
The man was so excited by the phone call from Tatts he said he couldn’t wait to share the news with loved ones.
“I’m going to go back home right now and tell my partner. What are they going to do, sack me?” he laughed.
“I won’t give up work too soon though, my boss is a good bloke and I wouldn’t want to let him down before Christmas.”
The winner said he has a few plans for how to best use his $1 million windfall.
“Well I’ll pay off the house first then get onto some renovations. I’d been thinking about how soon I can retire and it looks like it’s all up to me now,” the winner said.
The man purchased his division one winning 50-game QuickPick Monday entry in Monday & Wednesday Lotto online from Tatts.com. The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto, draw 3288, on Monday 21 October 2013 were 10, 33, 42, 40, 30 and 28 with the supplementary numbers 16 and 17.
From last night’s draw, Monday 21 October 2013, Monday & Wednesday Lotto now guarantees a $1 million division one prize for up to four winners (previously two) every Monday and Wednesday.
There are more chances to win big this week with Oz Lotto offering a $20 million division one prize tonight and Powerball’s $30 million jackpot on Thursday! Tickets are on sale now from all Tatts outlets and online at Tatts.com.