Lotto win keeps hot streak rolling

Target Lotto owner Carlo Addamo celebrates the shop's latest winning ticket. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

A Hoppers Crossing Lotto shop, known as one of the luckiest in the state, has struck gold again.

Target Lotto, which is owned by husband-and-wife team Carlo and Christine Addamo, sold two shares in an Oz Lotto syndicate that scored a division one prize valued at $15 million last week.

Nine outlets across Melbourne sold shares in the syndicate.

Mr Addamo said 20 winners would receive $754,973.22 each.

Mr Addamo said that of his two winning shares, one belonged to a registered ticket, meaning that the winner would be contacted by Tatts. He said that he was “excited as” for the other customer.

“I cried when I found out it was him,” Mr Addamo said. “I can honestly say, it’s my happiest sale to this customer … out of all our customers, I’m so glad it was him.”

Mr Addamo said that he and his wife had been running Target Lotto for 15 years.

In that time, they have sold 32 division one-winning tickets – with the latest win counting as their 33rd. This lucky streak has seen Target Lotto featured in the media, including on Channel Seven and Channel Nine as a lottery hotspot.

“We’ve been noted as one of the luckiest TattsLotto shops in Australia,” Mr Addamo said.