Man’s ‘impossible’ dream now a reality after $2.5m Lotto win

·News Reporter
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A young man’s dream of buying his own home is now reality after winning $2.5 million in this weekend’s TattsLotto.

The lucky winner, from Maldon in regional Victoria, held one of four division one entries in the TattsLotto draw 4189 on Saturday, September 11 – taking home $2.5 million each.

The Maldon man told officials from The Lott this morning that he discovered his multi-millionaire status on Saturday night and was still reeling from the life-changing news.

“I was just watching some TV with my family when I checked my ticket on The Lott app and that’s when I realised I’d won division one,” the excited winner told The Lott.

“I instantly started shaking! I felt so nervous. I just couldn’t believe it!”

Two young men celebrate TattsLotto win on a rooftop. Source: The Lott
A young Maldon man’s dream of buying his own home is now reality after his $2.5 million TattsLotto win. Source: The Lott

The young man screamed for his parents to check the ticket and they soon confirmed he had won.

“We celebrated that night with a few drinks. It was really good,” he said.

When asked how he planned to spend his lottery winnings, the young multi-millionaire said he would buy himself a home of his own.

“I think the first thing I will do is buy myself a home,” said the ecstatic winner, who explained the idea of buying his own home had seemed impossible until now.

Hand holds winning TattsLotto ticket in front of dream home. Source: The Lott
The young winner celebrated his lottery win over a few drinks with his parents this weekend. Source: The Lott

“Honestly, I am not too sure what I will do with the rest. I’ve never had this kind of money, so it’s new territory for me!”

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 4189 were 17, 34, 8, 10, 26 and 23, while the supplementary numbers were 36 and 41.

'Are you sure?': Woman shocked awake by $1 million Lotto win

A Victorian couple revealed they will embrace the “beach bum life” after discovering they won last week’s $1 million Lotto.

The couple, who hails from Horsham in regional Victoria, held one of two division one winning entries in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 4111 on Wednesday, September 8 – pocketing $1 million.

Speaking with an official from The Lott, the excited duo confessed they planned to retire early in search of a sea change.

“We are both going to retire from work. We’ve been dreaming about this moment,” the winning man told The Lott.

Hand holds up winning Lotto ticket at the beach. Source: The Lott
Winning couple plan to embrace 'beach bum' life and buy a house by the ocean. Source: The Lott

“Then we are going to move and buy a place right on the beach. We want to be beach bums! We’ve already been house shopping online this morning and have picked out a few we’d like to look at,” said the overjoyed woman.

“We’ve won at the best time because this means we can really enjoy life and have a fantastic retirement,” she added.

More chances to make your Lotto dreams come true

The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 318 so far this calendar year, including 120 won by Tatts customers.

Make your lottery dreams a reality with Tuesday’s Oz Lotto, which has $20 million on offer, while Thursday’s Powerball has $8 million up for grabs.

Tonight’s Set for Life draw offers players the chance to win a division one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years, while the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $3.16 million for draw 1544 and the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $2.45 million for draw 10490.

Tickets can be purchased at any licensed lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via The Lott mobile app.

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