TattsLotto stars align for Berwick woman!

A woman from Berwick could not believe what she was hearing when her husband read out the winning TattsLotto numbers and she recognised them as her own, winning her a division one prize of more than $518,000!

The elated woman was delighted that her regular favourite numbers she’d chosen over 40 years ago and played ever since had been drawn.

“When we got the Sunday paper yesterday, I said to my husband ‘oh just read out the TattsLotto numbers would you?’” the woman explained.

“And he started saying ‘1, 40, 12, 24, 14, 16’ and I said ‘Hang on, read it again! I’ll check my ticket because I’ve had those numbers for 42 years!’ and I joked ‘Let’s just hope I haven’t changed them!’

“I screamed ‘Oh my goodness!’ - After 42 years, you just don’t think they’ll come up!

“Funnily enough, years and years ago in the newspaper they used to print a section on how many weeks it had been since a number had been drawn, and how often the number had been drawn.

“And going back 40 years, those numbers were reported as the ones that had come out the most, so I decided to play them, and they’ve finally connected up – and the stars have aligned!

“We may just visit a travel agent soon to book a holiday and maybe even buy a replacement car!”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 12-game marked entry from Berwick Lucky Lotto, 33 High Street in Berwick.

Caroline Joyce is a staff member at Berwick Lucky Lotto and was thrilled to discover that the outlet had sold a division one winning ticket to one of their local regular customers.

“It’s been very exciting! When I saw that we’d sold a division one winning entry on the weekend I’ve been waiting and wondering all morning whether the winner would come in to check their ticket!” Ms Joyce exclaimed.

“Most recently Berwick Lucky Lotto has sold a division one winning entry in Super 66 in January 2015, but there’s been many more over the outlet’s history!"

Lisa Choy is the owner of Berwick Lucky Lotto and added that their outlet hopes the customer will enjoy their new windfall.

"Our outlet would like to congratulate the customer on their win and hope they will enjoy the great and exciting changes that will follow with this wonderful news! All the best to the winner!" Ms Choy exclaimed.

Throughout Australia, there were eight entries that won a first division prize of $518,125.72 in TattsLotto draw 3687. Along with the winning entry purchased in Berwick, there was another first division winning entry purchased in Edenhope, two each from South Australia and Western Australia and one each in New South Wales and Queensland.

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3687 on Saturday 19 November 2016 were 1, 40, 12, 24, 14, and 16 with supplementary numbers of 20 and 31.

The weekend’s winners take the Lott’s division one winning entry tally to 183 so far this financial year, including 65 won by Tatts customers.