Darwin TattsLotto player takes out $1.4 million prize

Tuesday 12 June, 2012 - A Northern Territory TattsLotto player is celebrating this week after a ticket purchased in Parap netted them a first division prize of $1,387,172.58 in Saturday’s draw.

In addition to the division one prize, the winner also won in the third and fourth divisions, making the winner’s total prize worth more than $1.4 million!

The Darwin person, who has requested total anonymity, was shocked at the magnitude of their win but is very excited by the news.

“I’m very happy to have won a first division prize,” the winner said.

“I haven’t decided what I’ll do with the money yet; I’ll have to take some time to think about it.”

The winning entry was purchased from Parap Newsagency on Parap Road.

Outlet owners Deborah Kobelt and Geoff Travers said the store was buzzing with excitement following the win.

“When I first discovered we’d sold a division one winning ticket, I went running out the back screaming to Geoff, I was so thrilled!” Deborah exclaimed.

“The customers are all very excited and have been coming in to check their tickets, hoping they might be holding the lucky one.

“We hope this kind of good news will bring more people to the area and the luck will continue.”

This isn’t the first time Parap Newsagency has sold a big prize. In July 2009 the outlet sold a TattsLotto division one winning ticket worth $500,000 and six months later in January 2010 they sold another TattsLotto win of $800,000.

There were three division one winners nationally in Saturday TattsLotto draw 3223 on 9 June 2012, with one each in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Victoria.

The winning numbers were 27, 26, 32, 16, 1 and 4 with supplementary numbers 31 and 40. There were also 58 division two winners who took home $9,747.30 each.