TattsLotto win brightens Christmas for Melbourne widow

Monday 25 November, 2013 - A first division TattsLotto win of $820,000 has come just in time for a Melbourne grandmother who had been dreading the impending Christmas season. 

It has been a trying year for the woman in her 60s after the sudden loss of her husband several months ago changed her life. She said winning TattsLotto has changed it all over again. 

“I’ve played TattsLotto since it started more than 40 years ago; this is just unbelievable,” said the overwhelmed woman. 

“It’s been very difficult; there’s been a lot of heartache. I was thinking I’d have to find work in the next year so I’d be able to pay the bills. 

“This would have been the first Christmas the grandkids only got very small presents,” she said. 

“The house is in a state of disrepair so I’ll be able to sell it and buy a small unit which will be easier to manage myself. 

“The biggest thing is that I won’t have to worry about the bills now or even costs like buying petrol for the car. I’m not terribly superstitious, but maybe my late husband is looking out for me.” 

The woman purchased her winning System 8 marked TattsLotto entry from Endeavour Lotto, Shop 53/54 in Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre. Her System 8 entry type won her a division one prize of $820,160.65 plus other divisional amounts for a total of $834,466.45. 

This is the fourth division one lotto win the Endeavour Lotto Tatts outlet has sold within two years, with the combined prizes totalling $3.3 million. 

The winning streak for Endeavour Lotto started with a first division TattsLotto win of $423,705.20 in January 2012, followed by a $1,052,631.58 TattsLotto prize in August, then a $1 million Wednesday Lotto win in May this year, and the most recent TattsLotto win of $820,160.65 on the weekend in November 2013.

Throughout Australia, there were five entries that won a first division share of TattsLotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool in draw 3375, each worth $820,160.65. Along with the winning entry from Endeavour Hills, another winning entry was purchased in Victoria from Seymour News & Lotto in Seymour, and three others were purchased in Queensland. 

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3375 on 23 November 2013 were 31, 39, 7, 20, 30 and 5 with the supplementary numbers of 22 and 9. 

Oz Lotto is offering a $20 million jackpot tomorrow night and there’s $15 million up for grabs in Powerball on Thursday!