Monday 13 May, 2013 - A travelling salesman has claimed his $3 million prize from TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw on the weekend!
The 50-year-old sales representative purchased his winning entry while working in Alice Springs.
“I didn’t think I’d ever be calling myself a multi-millionaire!” the winning man told a Tatts official today.
“I looked up the TattsLotto results in the newspaper yesterday and after I read them the first time I just checked, and checked, and checked my ticket over and over again. I couldn’t believe it.”
The man is still in a state of disbelief and has yet to plan how to spend his millions.
“I’ll take care of the mortgage first of all but who knows what I’ll do with the rest. I’ll just celebrate the news quietly with my family.”
The winning 12-game QuickPick TattsLotto entry was purchased from Centre Newsagency, Shops 4 and 5 in the Coles Shopping Centre on Bath Street, Alice Springs.
Centre Newsagency owner Rob Beames said the TattsLotto win is the talk of the town.
“The news someone won $3 million in TattsLotto spread like wildfire around here!” Mr Beames said.
“If you hadn’t heard about it by this morning, you must have been comatose!” he laughed.
The Tatts outlet owner is very pleased the winner has now presented to claim his windfall.
“When the winner walked into the shop today he just said, ‘I’m the man you’re looking for!’” Mr Beames said.
“I’ve owned this newsagency for 28 years and seen nine division one lotto wins in that time, and this one ranks right up there with the best of them. We get a lot of enjoyment from seeing our customers win TattsLotto.”
Throughout Australia, there were seven entries that won a first division share of TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw division one prize pool, each worth $3,000,000.00. Along with the winning entry purchased in the Northern Territory, there were two winning entries sold in Victoria, three winning entries purchased in New South Wales, and one in Western Australia.
The winning numbers in TattsLotto’s $21 Million Superdraw, draw 3319, on 11 May 2013 were 38, 30, 32, 16, 41 and 35 with the supplementary numbers 45 and 39.