A Victorian man’s children were gearing up to hear devastating news but instead experienced the surprise of their lives when he told them the family were now millionaires.
The man from Cohuna, near Echuca, held one of the eight division one winning entries in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw, pocketing a prize of $2.5 million.
Speaking to The Lott officials, the man’s wife said she had heard the local newsagency had sold a division one ticket — but was adamant it wasn’t the one her husband bought.
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“I thought, ‘What are the chances?’,” she said.
“I scanned the ticket on The Lott app, and it came up that we had won a significant prize — $2.5 million to be exact.
“I just started to cry. I had to wait until my husband came home from work to give him the gift.”
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The couple waited for their children to come over for dinner to share the news — and they feared they were about to hear something far more sinister.
“We said to them, ‘Listen, we’ve got something to tell you. You have to listen to us for a minute’,” the woman said.
“They immediately thought something was wrong, that their dad was unwell or something serious.
“There were a lot of tears. We all started to profusely cry.”
The couple plan to share the prize between the entire family.
The winning ticket was sold at local newsagency Cohuna Papers Plus, where owner Bernice Mackenzie said it was exciting for the shop and the community.
“We always love selling winning tickets and even better when it’s division one because it creates such a buzz,” she said.
“This is the first division one winning entry we’ve sold at our outlet, and we couldn’t be happier for our winner.”
The winning numbers in Saturday’s TattsLotto draw 4395 were 9, 37, 32, 41, 40 and 16. The supplementary numbers were 26 and 30.
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