Retiree from Cairnlea celebrates millionaire status with a whiskey

A regular TattsLotto player from Melbourne’s north western suburb of Cairnlea is one of the state’s newest millionaires after receiving official confirmation from Tatts his registered 1-game system 8 entry in Wednesday’s TattsLotto draw won him division one and other divisional prizes totalling $1,005,649.90!

The recently retired man explained to a Tatts official he was sitting at home on Wednesday night watching the tennis when he saw the winning Monday & Wednesday TattsLotto numbers displayed at the bottom of the screen during the broadcast.

“I’ve played the same TattsLotto numbers for about 40 years so when I saw them I knew they were mine!” the winning man exclaimed.

“At first I couldn’t believe it but not long after they showed them on the screen again. My wife was in another room so I screamed out ‘looks like we won TattsLotto’!

“She couldn’t believe it either! But it’s true thank God! “After that I had a bit of trouble sleeping, I couldn’t sit still so I decided to celebrate and have a whiskey. After that I was able to sleep,” the happy winner laughed.

When asked by a Tatts official what the win means for his retirement the winning man said he had a few plans in mind.

“Until I retired I’d worked for the same company for about 48 years so this has come at a good time,” the winner explained.

“We were planning a holiday so now I’ll be upgrading our tickets to business class and we might even take a cruise. I’ll be able to help out my family and I’ll have plenty of time to do the things I enjoy like playing golf.”

The winning man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 1-game system 8 entry from Cairnlea News and Lotto, Shop 15 Cairnlea Shopping Centre, 100 Furlong Road in Cairnlea.

Lillian Bao is the owner of Cairnlea News and Lotto and was thrilled to have sold a division one winning entry.

“Congratulations to our winning customer - this is great news!” she declared.

“It’s so exciting to be able to play a part in his win and we’re so happy it’s one of our local and regular customers.

“We wish him all the best for his future and his retirement.”