'Special' ticket detail that helped Aussie bag huge Lotto win

A number of Australians across multiple states have each bagged almost $850,000 over the Easter long weekend.

One lucky Australian has begun planning an early retirement after bagging a whopping $848,000 in the weekend's TattsLotto draw, picking a set of set of birthday numbers that "were a bit special".

The Ballarat man is one of a number of Aussies who took home a huge sum over the Easter long weekend, with a NSW man and a Queensland man also pocketing $848,000 as well as two individuals from Victoria. A Victorian group syndicate also won the first division prize, and will split their share of their $848,000 win.

Still "trying to let it all sink in" the Ballarat man said he "didn't sleep very well" after first finding out he'll soon pocket almost a million dollars.

In this image a lottery ticket is seen in front of a 'happy retirement' card.
Multiple Australians each won $848,000 over the weekend in the Saturday Lotto draw. Source: The Lott

Aussie man wins big picking birthday numbers

"I checked my ticket last night. I’ve been playing those numbers every week for years," the lucky Aussie said. "I first picked them because they’re birthdays and numbers that were a bit special. I guess they’re special now. I’m very lucky — It’s amazing!

"I didn’t sleep very well after I discovered the win. I’ll be able to retire a little earlier than planned. It’s incredible! I never thought this would happen to me."

His winning entry was purchased at Wendouree Newsagency, in Ballarat, Victoria. The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 4455 on Sunday, March 30, 2024, were 44, 42, 43, 15, 12 and 9, while the supplementary numbers were 18 and 36.

Residents of multiple states also pocket huge win

Other winners included a Queensland man who is also now planning his retirement. The Plainland man said he'll spend his $848,000 on his future.

"This will be so good. I would love to get a home for myself so I can enjoy my retirement," he said. "I’ve been playing for years and buying tickets for the past 30 years.

"This year, I haven’t won a prize at all… and now this! This is really, really good!"

In Victoria, a Craigieburn man and an Oakleigh woman also won $848,000, while a syndicate of six Melbourne players will split their sum.

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