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Tatts bonanza for local worker

01 Feb 2017

Returning to work on January 19 was just the best day for a lucky Docklands worker.

It was then that the woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, learned she had won $2.5 million from the December 27 Oz Lotto draw.

The Tatts organisation was concerned that she had not claimed her prize after several weeks. As a registered participant, they knew who she was, but her contact details appeared to have changed.

But, being overseas on holiday, she had no idea she had shared the division one prize pool with one other – each becoming $2.5 million richer in the process.

The elated winner explained she had “a serious inclination” during the past year that she would win Oz Lotto and joked that her husband and mother would faint at the unbelievable news.

She purchased her registered winning five-game marked entry from Victoria Harbour Pharmacy and News.

The woman was shocked when Tatts confirmed on January 19 that she had unknowingly become a multi-millionaire while holidaying.

“What?! Oh my god! Oh my god! I am … What can I say? I am shocked!” she exclaimed. “This is the best news I’ve had in all of my life! I have to ring my husband, he is going to die! Not in a bad way, he’ll just be so shocked!”

The happy woman elaborated on her strange inkling that she would win.

“I can’t believe it, but I did have this serious inclination about it! I told my mum about this feeling, so when I tell her she is going to faint! My mum always said keep playing your numbers because you never know when your lucky day might come up!”

She said she was happy to discover the news after a three-week delay of being in the dark about her good fortune.

“I’ve been away overseas on holiday but this is great news to come home to!” she exclaimed. “I have no idea what I’ll do, I just need to let this sink in! I feel like this is a dream!”

Victoria Harbour Pharmacy and News Tatts manager Kim Nguyen was excited to have sold the winning entry to a local customer.

“Our last division one win was many moons ago so it’s very exciting to have a recent multi-million dollar winning customer!” Ms Nguyen said. “We hope this windfall will make the customer’s new year even brighter!”

Tatts reminds players of the importance of registering their tickets to a Tatts Card and keeping their details up-to-date they can be contacted directly with the good news of a big win.

The winning numbers in Oz Lotto draw 1193 on Tuesday, December 27 2016 were 27, 7, 35, 34, 25, 33 and 28 with the supplementary numbers 38 and 41.

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