She thought husband played April Fool's prank - won $1 million!

Tuesday 1 April, 2014 - A Melbourne woman breathed a sigh of relief today after claiming her Monday Lotto prize of $1 million from last night’s draw! 

“My husband called me on the way to work to say he’d seen our numbers in the Monday Lotto results in the newspaper,” the winner in her 40s said. 

“I was worried it was an April Fool’s Day prank, I was so shocked! I’m glad you told me otherwise!” she told a Tatts official. 

The winner said she’s so stunned she’s yet to decide how to spend her $1 million windfall. 

“I’d like to travel overseas with my husband I think. This will take a while to sink in!” she said. 

Tatts spokesperson Zoe Knobel said many players have told her of being subject to such cheeky pranks before. 

“Winners often respond with disbelief when they receive the official dream-come-true phone call from Tatts to say they’ve won a first division prize,” Ms Knobel said. 

“Many of the first division winners I’ve spoken to have quizzed me about whether their mate or husband or son put me up to it when I call them with news they’ve won millions of dollars! 

“Thankfully we can confirm prize details for them and put their minds at ease when they have in fact won a first division prize.

“If you’ve registered your lotto entries to a Tatts Card, you could receive a phone call from Tatts tomorrow after winning $5 million in tonight’s Oz Lotto draw, or after Thursday’s $25 million Powerball draw!” 

The woman purchased her first division winning Monday Lotto marked entry from Victoria Gardens Lotto, Kiosk 3 in Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre in Richmond. Her System 8 entry type allowed her to win the first division prize of $1,000,000 along with other divisional prizes for a total of $1,004,297.95.

Another first division winning entry of $1 million in last night’s Monday Lotto draw was purchased from Springvale Authorised Newsagency & Lotto, 321 Springvale Road in Springvale. So far Tatts has been unable to reach this registered winner with the good news. 

The winning numbers in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3334 on Monday 31 March, 2014 were 18, 12, 29, 40, 33 and 8 with the supplementary numbers of 39 and 30.