Santa is usually the one to deliver Christmas cheer each year, but one Peninsula man has a million reasons to thank Jeffrey Baldwin for making his festive season one he’ll never forget. Jeffrey is the owner of Bentons Square News & Lotto, which sold the anonymous man the Tattslotto ticket that gave him a $1.04 million share of Division 1 on December 14.
“It was wonderful news,” Jeffrey said. “We haven’t had a winner for four years. It means so much. It’s a numbers game, but it’s lovely to have a winner. We are so excited!
The Mornington man was one of four Division 1 winners and said that while he “would have been happy with $10,000”, the windfall was going to change his life. “I was just walking past the agent and thought I would check my ticket. This is going to fast-track our plans for retirement and travel. We had a plan but things will just happen a lot quicker now and I’ll be able to help my kids a lot. It’s amazing.”