'Best mistake ever' leads to man's $2 million Lotto win

Nadine Carroll
·3-min read

A Melbourne man has burst into hysterical laughter this morning after discovering he held not one, but two, division one winning entries in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw which yielded him over $2 million in division one prize money.

The happy winner who wishes to remain anonymous told The Lott he must have accidentally pressed the same button twice when purchasing his winning entities at at thelott.com, giving him two of the same tickets.

“Thank you! I didn’t realise I had bought the same ticket twice!

“That’s so funny! I play every week and I usually just press ‘play it again’. I didn’t realise I had pressed it twice,” the lucky winner told The Lott over the phone.

The Boronia player held two of the six division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4101, drawn on Saturday November 7. Each division one winning entry is worth $1,028,920.70. As well as winning the coveted division one prize, the happy man’s marked System 7 entry also won him division two 6 times bolstering his prize to $1,056,289.10.

Since both of his tickets were the same type of entry, he takes home a total prize of $2,112,578.20.

A winning ticket for Tattslotto
The happy winner told The Lott he must have accidentally pressed the same button twice when purchasing his winning entities at at thelott.com, giving him two of the same tickets. Source: The Lott

“I got a shock when you told me I’d won so it’s hard to believe the second win.

“It’s the best mistake ever! I’d be happy to make a few more mistakes like this one!” the ecstatic man added.

The happy winner also revealed the unusual way he chose the winning numbers.

“These numbers have been hand-picked by my family,” he explained.

“We put all of the numbers in the box, and then I asked each of my immediate family members to choose one, so they are special numbers, but not birthdays or anything, just special because my family helped me choose them.

“It’s crazy! I never imagined I’d get those exact numbers once and win, let alone twice!”

When asked how he plans to spend his winnings, he said it was still sinking in but he was hoping to give some of the money to charity.

“I haven’t thought about it yet! It’s too crazy to think about!” he laughed.

“We’ll definitely look into what we can do with it.

“I know my wife will be keen to make sure we give back to some charities.

“Maybe we’ll pull their names out of a box too!”

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 4101 on Saturday 7 November 2020 were 1, 2, 7, 8, 15 and 35 while the supplementary numbers were 5 and 10.

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