Geelong scores two TattsLotto weekend winners

Geelong is basking in the glow of two TattsLotto division one wins from the weekend’s draw!
 
The two winning entries, sold in Geelong West and Newcomb, were among the nine division one winning entries from across Australia, including seven from Victoria, from TattsLotto draw 3725 on Saturday 1 April 2017. 
 
Each won a first division prize of $463,590.27.
 
Young Bell Park family go house hunting with their win!
 
A young family from Bell Park has confessed to being were blown away by their division one win.
 
The married couple in their 30s admitted they had a sleepless night after making a midnight discovery that they were division one winners.
 
“My husband was working a night shift on Saturday and when he got home he looked up the winning numbers in TattsLotto and told me we had all six numbers!” the wife explained.
 
“But I couldn’t believe him because he is always joking with me, so I said ‘No I don’t think so!’ – I just couldn’t believe it!
 
“He wanted to go out and check the ticket right then and there but I said ‘It’s already midnight, don’t go outside or something might happen! It can wait until tomorrow morning!’
 
“So it was actually very, very early when we went to the petrol station the next day after quite a sleepless night!”
 
The happy wife admitted they’d rushed out to go house hunting.
 
“We now have the money we need to buy a house for our family. It’s so hard to buy a house these days and we want it for our children later on,” she explained.
 
“We’re a bit crazy because we already started house-hunting on Sunday! We couldn’t wait for our win to be confirmed, we’re just so excited to get a house.
 
“But now we’re just so happy because we know it’s real.
 
“We just want to be wise with how we spend it. We want to take it easy so we never just wake up one day and it’s all gone! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, we may never get this chance again!”
 
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their marked 18-game entry was purchased from Woolworths Petrol – Geelong West, 109 Shannon Avenue, Geelong West.
 
It’s the second division one entry the outlet has sold in six months.   Last October, it sold a winning Monday and Wednesday Lotto entry to a man from Geelong West.
 
Geelong woman’s win no April Fools’ joke!
 
Another Geelong winner initially didn’t believe Tatts officials when she was contacted this morning to confirm her division one prize.
 
But eventually the penny dropped for the woman that her 12-game marked entry, a mix of family birthdates and other numbers, had delivered her a $463,590.27 windfall.
 
“Thank you very much!  I thought it was a scam or joke or something because things like this doesn’t happen to people like me!” she exclaimed.
 
“Oh God!  This is unreal.  If you’re available we’ll go to the pub and have a bottle of champagne!   This is unreal.  I still can’t get over this!”
 
While a regular player, the happy winner said this was by far her biggest windfall to date.
 
“I’ve been playing for a hell of a long time, just playing the same numbers over and over again.  Some are family birthdates, while others are numbers I like the sound of, they have a ring to them,” she explained.
 
With news of the win yet to fully sink in, the generous winner said she didn’t know exactly what she was going to do with her prize, but was likely to make some donations to the charities she supported.
 
“I’ll believe it when I see it in the account.  I really don’t know what I’m going to do with it!” she said.
 
“I’ve got not idea to be honest!   I just need some time to get my head around it!”
 
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 12-game marked entry from Bellarine Village Lotto, Shop 12, Bellarine Village, Bellarine Highway, Newcomb.
 
Bellarine Village Lotto owner Ben Kelberg said he was thrilled his outlet had sold another division one winning entry.
 
“Just two months ago we sold a winning Super 66 ticket and we’ve sold a few division one entries over the years,” he said.
 
“We’re on a roll and hopefully we can keep it going!
 
“Congratulations to the winner!  We hope they enjoy their prize!”
 
There were nine division one winning entries across Australia, including seven from Victoria, who each won a first division prize of $463,590.27 in TattsLotto draw 3725 on Saturday 1 April 2017.

The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3725 on Saturday 1 April 2017 were 34, 24, 32, 20, 37 and 16. The supplementary numbers were 45 and 4. 
 
The Lott’s division one winning entry tally has now reached 302 so far this financial year, including 126 won by Tatts customers.