Aussie grandfather with 'very few problems' scoops $1.7m Lotto prize

The retiree from northeast Victoria plans to give most of the money to his family.

An Aussie grandfather has boasted it will be "business as usual" for him despite winning over $1.7 million in Saturday's TattsLotto.

The Wangaratta resident — situated in Victoria's north east — was delighted to learn he had become a millionaire overnight after holding one of six division one winning entries, but admitted it would make little difference to him personally. Instead, he plans on sharing his lottery earnings with his family.

"I've been retired for a little while and there's very few problems in my life, but any worries or stress have completely left my body now," he said. "I've got a couple of kids and grandchildren, and I can't wait to let them know. I'm going to change their lives!"

Left, the winning lottery ticket for TattsLotto is held up in front of a man sitting beside a campervan. Right, $50 notes are held.
The Aussie grandfather admits it will be 'business as usual' despite winning $1.7 million on Lotto. Source: The Lott and Getty

The man also admits the lottery win will force him to tackle odd jobs around his home that he has so far been avoiding.

"There are also a few things around the house that need to be done but I've been putting those off. Looks like I've got no excuse now!"

Local newsagent plans to celebrate Lotto win with balloons

The winning ticket was purchased from local newsagent Wangaratta Lotto Card & Tobacconist, who confirm balloons will be bought to mark the occasion of selling another division one prize to a local.

Saturday's TattsLotto produced another three division one entries from Victoria, with two in Western Australia and one more in NSW. The winning numbers​ were ​2, 1, 30, 28, 24 and 23​, while the supplementary numbers were ​39​ and ​29​.

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