Hobart man bags $2 million lotto prize on Father's Day: 'Shock to the system'

·News Reporter
·3-min read

A Hobart man received the ultimate Father's Day gift on Sunday after he discovered he won a whopping $2 million in prize money from the weekend's TattsLotto draw.

The stunned Tasmanian held one of the 10 division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4291 on Saturday 3 September.

"Oh Jesus. Oh God. This is unreal. I'll have to try and calm down a bit," the man exclaimed after learning about his sudden windfall. "I can't believe it. It's just amazing! It's doing my head in. It's a bit of a shock to the system."

Sorell Lucky Agency manager Debbie O'Shea standing in newsagency with sparkling white wine celebrating lotto win
Sorell Lucky Agency manager Debbie O'Shea sold the division one winning lotto ticket. Source: Supplied

The man said he had been playing the same numbers for decades but couldn't really remember why he chose them.

"I've played them every week and it's finally paid off," he said in disbelief. "I've won other prizes along the way, but nothing quite like this."

The man's winning marked 12-game entry was purchased at Sorell Lucky Agency, 31 Gordon Street, Sorell.

"I'll help my children first, and then after that, I don't really know. Maybe some holidays around Australia," he said, describing how he would spend the jackpot prize.

Lucky newsagency

Debbie O'Shea, manager of Sorell Lucky Agency, said she was celebrating her outlet selling a division one winning ticket.

"I was amazed when I saw we'd sold a division one winning entry. To think we had made someone a multi-millionaire overnight," O'Shea exclaimed, adding that although she isn't sure how many of the tickets the store has sold over the years, they had sold two division one winning entries in the past 18 months and "can't wait" to do it again.

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 4291 on 3 September were 10, 18, 39, 3, 21 and 6, while the supplementary numbers were 41 and 43.

Across Australia, there were 10 division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4291 – five from Queensland, three from Victoria and one each from Tasmania and Western Australia.

Australian lottery provider The Lott's division one winning tally has now reached 300 so far this calendar year, including 123 won by Tatts customers.

TattsLotto created 196 millionaires across the country in the 2022 financial year, The Lott said in a statement. During this time, there were 324 division one winning in TattsLotto entries across Australia that collectively won more than $461.69 million.

Next chance to win

The next chance for a big win comes on OzLotto's $5 million offering on Tuesday 6 September, and Thursday's Powerball with $40 million up for grabs.

Meanwhile the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $13.97 million for draw 1589, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $25.76 million for draw 10669.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.