A Mornington Peninsula man who won $702,073.82 in Tattslotto last month has described it as “just the right amount”. He was one of six Division 1 winners in the March 7 draw and said he would use his windfall to buy a house and a car and take a holiday.
“I’ve been renting and never been able to get on the property ladder so I’m going to buy myself a house,” he said. “It’s just the right amount. It’s not too much but it’s enough that I can buy a house, which is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I’ll still keep working but it will take the pressure off for the future knowing I’ll be debt-free. I also will get myself a new car. I’ve been eyeing off a Mustang so I think I’ll get one of those. I also want to go on a holiday next year so will put some money aside for a big overseas trip too.
“As soon as I discovered the news, I called all of my family and they were all so rapt for me. We are going on a family holiday at the end of the month anyway so it will be another chance to get together and celebrate.”
The man bought his winning QuickPick entry online. “I was just watching footy when I remembered I’d bought an entry so I logged on to my account and saw I had had a win. I thought I must have won about $25 or something so I scrolled down my ticket to see how many numbers I had and saw that I had six in a row. I couldn’t believe it. I don’t win things like that ever. I must be the unluckiest person ever. It’s not that way anymore, though; my luck is changing.”