It will be a merry Christmas for Melbourne mates!

Tuesday 12 November, 2013 - It pays to play TattsLotto with mates! Two Melbourne friends have now claimed their division one TattsLotto prize of more than $1.4 million from the weekend’s draw.

The two men spoke to a Tatts official about how they plan to spend their windfall.

“I’ve been renovating our house for about 20 years now and it’s still not finished, so I’ll finally do it! I’ll also go on holiday with my wife to America,” said the first winner.

“It’s perfect timing, just before Christmas,” said the other.

“We’re going to keep it quiet for now and surprise our kids at Christmas. We’d love to put some money towards their mortgages.

“Then my wife and I will splurge a little and upgrade our Christmas holiday plans. We’ll have a lot more spending money than we planned!”

The men also spoke about the exciting moment their TattsLotto dream came true.

“We’ve been playing TattsLotto together with the same numbers for around 20 years, and we’ve only missed one draw in that whole time!” one of the winning men said.

“So when I looked up the winning numbers online on Saturday night I had to call my friend right away to tell him that we’d done it; we’d finally won first division.”

His friend was shocked to receive the news that their numbers had finally come up.

“The wife and I were sitting down having some tea when he called on Saturday night. I thought, ‘It’s a bit late for him to be ringing…We must have won TattsLotto!’” the second winner laughed.

The two mates purchased their winning System 8 marked TattsLotto entry from Reservoir Lucky Lotto, 669 Plenty Road in Reservoir. Their System 8 entry type won them a division one prize plus other division amounts for a total of $1,420,259.20.

Two other winning entries were purchased in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw in Melbourne from Lucky Lotto Langwarrin Plaza in Langwarrin and Berwick Springs Lotto and News in Eden Rise Shopping Centre, Berwick.

Throughout Australia, there were three entries that won a first division share of TattsLotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool in draw 3371, each worth $1,405,750.90. All three winning entries were purchased in Victoria.

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3371 on 9 November 2013 were 20, 32, 27, 28, 2 and 16 with the supplementary numbers of 8 and 7.

Oz Lotto is offering a $10 million jackpot tonight and there’s $6 million up for grabs in Powerball on Thursday!