Maryborough man's heart skips a beat after winning TattsLotto!

A retired man from the Maryborough area admitted his heart skipped a beat when he checked his TattsLotto ticket and discovered he’d won a division one prize worth more than $1.4 million!

Only moments after Tatts put out the call for Maryborough TattsLotto players to check their tickets, the man stumbled upon his new found fortune.

He was none-the-wiser that he’d become a millionaire on Saturday night and so was in disbelief when he spoke with Tatts.

“You’re kidding! I didn’t know this ticket was worth anything much until about ten minutes ago!” the man exclaimed.

“I just thought I’d got four straight numbers, but obviously I didn’t look at it properly! That’s unbelievable!

“Thank god I’m sitting down! I just went to the doctors last week and the doctor said I’ve got a bit of an irregular heart beat so this should really test it out,” he laughed.

“I’m dumbstruck! I’m shaking a little bit but I don’t think it’s sunk in yet.

“I’ve been playing all my life but I never thought I’d win it, I’m just happy to win 4th or 5th division!”

The man planned to buy his dream car and then come up with a plan to enjoy the rest in his retirement.

“I’ve always wanted to get an old 57 Chevy done up! Other than that I’ll have to come up with one of those bucket lists!”

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 4-game System 8 QuickPick entry from Maryborough News & Lotto, 192 High Street in Maryborough.

Thanks to his System 8 entry he won $14,215 in additional divisional prizes bringing his total prize to $1,424,420.96.

Ross and Cheryle Forster, the owners of Maryborough News & Lotto, welcomed the wonderful news of another division one winner.

“Our new shop fitout has just been completed so it must be a good omen!” Mr Forster exclaimed.

“We’re a small struggling community so it’s great to see another millionaire made in Maryborough – and a local customer too! This is a very strong Tatts town. People love it.”

Mr Forster explained the shop was no stranger to division one wins.

“There’s been about 35 division one winners sold here during the past three decades. In the past five years, we’ve sold four division one winning entries including two in 2016,” Mr Forster said.

“Around this time last year in the February Superdraw, we sold a $1.17 million division one winning entry to a private syndicate of 13 workmates.

“And then in the June Superdraw, we sold a $1.57 million winning ticket which was claimed after a long 10 day wait.

“So with the upcoming $20 million Superdraw on Saturday 18 February, I have high hopes we can do it again!”

Throughout Australia, there were three entries that each won the first division prize of $1,410,206.21 in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw on Saturday 11 February 2017.

There were two division one winning entries purchased in Victoria, from Maryborough and Merlynston, and one sold in Queensland.

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3711 on 11 February 2017 were 3, 45, 43, 42, 18 and 41. The supplementary numbers were 21 and 2.

The Lott’s division one winners tally has climbed to 254 so far this financial year, including 102 won by Tatts customers.