Man's winning Lotto ticket was left on fridge door for a month


A man did not realise he was $2 million richer after he failed to check his winning lotto ticket.

The Katherine man has now finally claimed the region’s multi-million dollar TattsLotto division one prize, revealing the winning ticket was on his fridge door for over a month.

TattsLotto said in a statement they could not contact the winner of the May 5 draw because his entry was not registered with a Tatts Card.

He won a total of 2,013,144.80 after purchasing the 50-game QuickPick entry from Katherine Exposure Photographics.

The man bought his winning ticket from Katherine Exposure Photographics. Source: Google Maps/Getty Images

“I had the ticket on the fridge at home the whole time,” he told a Tatts official.

“I downloaded the results online and I started going through the ticket and then I saw I had all six numbers in a row.

“I only realised how much the prize was today – I wasn’t sure if that prize was shared or whether I got that full amount.

“It’s just fantastic. It would take you all your life to earn that amount.”

The Northern Territory man, who wished to remain anonymous, said the money would “make a nice little nest egg for our future”.

“The win won’t stop me from entering TattsLotto again. I’ll definitely hold onto these winning numbers,” he said.

The man won about $2 million. Source: Getty

Katherine Exposure Photographics owner Kathy Smale said they had people coming in for weeks asking if the winner had been found.

“It’s just fantastic news. This was our second division one in 12 months but hey, wouldn’t it be awesome to sell another one in the next TattsLotto Superdraw?”