Two mates won TattsLotto - Shower shock for retiree!

Thursday 13 June, 2013 - Hobart was buzzing this morning with the news that the winner of a $500,000 TattsLotto prize was on the loose. 

The bearer of the winning ticket only discovered his good fortune after hearing chatter about it in the office. 

“I walked into work this morning and one of the ladies there told me she’d heard on the radio there was a TattsLotto winner in Hobart,” he said. 

“I buy my TattsLotto ticket from Derwent Park Newsagency every week but didn’t think it could be me because I don’t have much good luck. 

“Since the winner hadn’t come forward yet I thought I’d better check it out!” 

The winner in his 60s said he purchased the winning entry with his long-time friend in his 70s. 

“My mate and I have bought TattsLotto tickets together for 15 years so we’ll be splitting the prize,” he said. 

“When I called him this morning his wife answered and said he was in the bathroom. I told her I had to tell him something important, so she took the phone into the shower for him so I could share the news we’d finally won TattsLotto. He got the shock of his life! 

“He’s already retired and I’ll use the prize money to retire a bit earlier than I’d planned to. 

“I’m going to go on a trip overseas too.” 

The winning 12-game QuickPick TattsLotto entry was purchased from Derwent Park Newsagency, 255 Main Road in Derwent Park, Hobart. 

This is the second major win for Derwent Park Newsagency in just under a year after they sold a division one prize of $707,703.63 in TattsLotto draw 3227 on 23 June 2012. The two TattsLotto wins occurred exactly 100 draws apart. 

Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that won a first division share of TattsLotto’s estimated $4 million division one prize pool on 8 June 2013, each worth $509,947.35. Along with winning entry sold in Tasmania, there were three winning entries purchased in Victoria, two in New South Wales and one each in Queensland and Western Australia. 

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3327 on Saturday 8 June, 2013 were 25, 7, 10, 28, 8 and 42 with the supplementary numbers 39 and 35. 

There are more chances to win big this week with tonight’s $10 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs!