A woman from a village north-east of Hobart had tears of joy streaming down her face when she realised she’d won more than $1.3 million in TattsLotto!
The happy woman admitted she had a hard time convincing herself it was really happening – that she had in fact become a millionaire overnight.
“We were just at home when we checked the results and when we knew we’d won there were no words, just tears streaming down our faces,” she explained.
“We spent that Sunday trying to find ways of how it could possibly not be real, how somebody must of mucked up somehow!
“We get thrilled when we win $7 or $21 – you know, $1.3 million doesn’t happen to people like us. It’s absolutely life-changing!”
The woman said she had some plans in mind for her windfall, including enjoying a change of pace.
“Well we’re going to pay our mortgage off, and probably not go back to work again!” she exclaimed.
“It’s accelerated our plans by a couple years so that’s marvelous!
“We don’t want to go overseas, we just want to kick back and enjoy our own little sanctuary at home.”
Despite winning division one, the winner admitted she still planned to continue her relaxing Sunday ritual.
“We buy a Powerball and a TattsLotto ticket each week but they are QuickPicks.
“We’ll keep playing because it’s our Sunday morning ritual. We have a really nice coffee and get our TattsLotto and a couple of scratchies – so we’ll continue with that as well I reckon.”
The winning woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 36-game QuickPick from Sorell Lucky Agency, 31 Gordon Street in Sorrell.
Jody Dodge is the manager of Sorell Lucky Agency and was delighted to have sold a division one winning ticket to one of her customers.
“It’s very exciting to sell a division one winning ticket and know that one of your customers is now $1.3 million richer!” Ms Dodge exclaimed.
“Having a win like this has brought such a good vibe to the agency and it’s great news for the Sorell community as well.
“We love to see customers winning prizes – it’s a great feeling!
“It would be wonderful to have another division one winner here before the year’s out!”
Throughout Australia, there were three entries that won a first division prize of $1,359,925.20 in TattsLotto draw results 3701 on Saturday 7 January 2017.
Along with the winning entry purchased in Tasmania, two division one winning entries were sold in Western Australia.
The six winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 3701 on Saturday 7 January 2017 were 7, 40, 20, 22, 41 and 19. The supplementary numbers were 5 and 35.
The Lott’s division one winning entry tally has now reached 226 so far this financial year, including 87 won by Tatts customers.