Oz Lotto winner finally clued-up to $30 million prize!

Wednesday 17 February 2016 - Two weeks after winning a staggering $30 million in Oz Lotto, the penny has finally dropped for a man from an idyllic coastal town in northern New South Wales.

While Tatts Lotteries officials had made countless attempts to contact the elusive winner to break the life-changing news that he was $30 million richer, in the end the new multi-millionaire discovered he’d won Oz Lotto when he logged on to his Tatts.com account this morning.

“All I saw was a lot of zeroes!” the stunned winner exclaimed.

“I couldn’t work out if I’d won $3 million or $30 million. In the end I wrote the number down and put commas in between all those zeroes!

“I’m gobsmacked at the moment! I’ve got butterflies in my stomach. It’d be just my luck that I’d have a heart attack on the way home or get cleaned up by a truck!

“After thirty years of playing lotto and never winning more than a few dollars or seldom $1,000 – it’s quite hard to believe! I’m sure it’ll sink in in a few days time!” the new multi-millionaire declared.

The dumbfounded winner said he wasn’t aware that Tatts Lotteries had been trying to get in touch with him and suggested the reason why he didn’t pick up the call was, “I don’t like to answer the phone at home because it’s usually someone trying to get money out of me!” he laughed.

“I can’t really think straight - do I ring my boss and quit this minute or finish the jobs I’ve started? At the moment all I can focus on is having some lunch and cup of tea!

“I will celebrate tonight with a beer or quite possibly a few of them! I’m going to have to sit down and work out a plan but I know I’ll pay off my debts, maybe buy a new car and some big boys toys, and I’d like to travel – get out and see Australia.”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The winning 4-game marked entry was purchased online from Tatts.com.

The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1124 on Tuesday 2 February 2016 were 5, 7, 9, 44, 22, 2 and 19. With the supplementary numbers 36 and 28.

More chances to win!

There are more chances to win big with $3 million up for grabs in Thursday’s Powerball draw and Oz Lotto has jackpotted to $10 million for Tuesday’s draw. Tickets are available at any Tatts Lotteries outlet or online from Tatts.com.