Horsham TattsLotto winner finally claims $300,000 prize!

Tuesday 2 October, 2012 - The mystery of the missing TattsLotto winner in Horsham has been solved following a man coming forward to claim his $300,000 prize two weeks after the draw took place on 15 September.

The surprised man had no idea he had a winning ticket sitting in his wallet for a fortnight, as he had forgotten to check it following the draw.

“I usually only check my TattsLotto entries when I go in to a newsagent to buy a ticket for the next week,” he explained.

“I didn’t get a chance to do that last week, so I had no idea I’d actually won first division!

“This money will be really handy to pay off the mortgage. I don’t think I’ll celebrate in a big way; I won’t go overboard or anything. This prize will just be really good to relieve some of those stresses in life.”

The unregistered entry purchased from Horsham Newsagency and Lotto at 72 Firebrace Street in Horsham netted its owner a first division prize of $301,872.51.

Tatts Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said that Tatts is very pleased the winner has come forward, as the ticket was unregistered.

“As the entry was not registered to a Tatts Card, we were unable to contact the winner to share the amazing news the first business day after the draw,” Ms Knobel said.

Throughout Australia, there were fourteen winners who shared in TattsLotto’s guaranteed $4 million division one prize pool on 15 September. There were ten winners in Victoria, three in Queensland, and one in Western Australia.

The winning numbers in Saturday TattsLotto draw 3251 on 15 September 2012 were 32, 34, 19, 2, 11 and 23 with the supplementary numbers 10 and 39.

Ms Knobel added that there could be more big winners this week, with large jackpots on offer in Oz Lotto and Powerball.

“There’s $15 million on offer in Oz Lotto tonight, and Powerball has jackpotted to $40 million this Thursday! Purchase your entry today for your chance to become the newest member of the Tatts millionaires club.”