A generous Melbourne retiree who took home the entire $5.6 million jackpot in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw has shared plans to help children in need.
The kindhearted woman, who hails from Glen Waverley in Melbourne, held the only division one winning entry in TattsLotto draw 4227 on Saturday, January 22 – pocketing $5,660,897.24.
“Oh my God! I’ve barely slept,” the ecstatic winner laughed when an official from The Lott confirmed her win over the phone.
The winner confessed she discovered her newfound fortune on Saturday night when she checked her ticket on The Lott’s app.
However, she told her husband she couldn’t celebrate until her win was confirmed by lottery officials.
“It’s really starting to sink in now. Before, I didn’t know if it was real or not. I told my husband, ‘I’m not doing anything until I get the call’,” she said.
Retiree gets lucky after using same lottery numbers for 50 years
“I’ve used these numbers for nearly 50 years! I’m not sure why I picked them, but I’m glad I did,” explained the winner.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw 4227 were 39, 12, 14, 1, 21 and 43, while the supplementary numbers were 19 and 32.
“It’s hard to get your head around. And to be the only division one winner in the draw…incredible!” she cried.
When asked how she planned to spend her multi-millions, the Melburnian said she had a few ideas.
“I’ll certainly get some financial advice on how best to invest it,” she explained.
The winning woman explained that she planned to travel to exotic countries with her family after not being able to do so in recent years due to Covid.
'I'd also like to help the needy' says lottery winner
She also expressed her wish to pay it forward and use some of her winnings to help those in need.
“I’d also like to help the needy – especially disadvantaged children. There’s a number of charities that are close to my heart that I want to support.”
The woman’s winning 8-game marked entry was purchased at The Glen Lotto in Glen Waverley, where the owner Desmond Xu said he was celebrating his outlet’s first division one win.
“I was super excited to see we’d sold the big one and also so surprised that there was only one division one winner in the draw. It’s incredible,” he said.
He added: “I hope she enjoys this life-changing prize and we can’t wait for the next big win.”
Aussie TattsLotto players win more than $435.21 million
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 256 so far this financial year, including 89 won by TattsLotto customers.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, there were 341 division one winning in TattsLotto entries across Australia, which collectively won more than $435.21 million.
There are more chances to win big with tomorrow’s Oz Lotto offering $50 million, while Thursday’s Powerball has $20 million up for grabs.
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $6.42 million for draw 1558, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $6.48 million for draw 10521.
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