Werribee grandmother’s $2.8 million Tattslotto win

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

By Alesha Capone

A Werribee grandmother says she is over the moon after winning more than $2.8 million in TattsLotto on the weekend.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, won $2,857,142.86 in TattsLotto’s $20 million Gold Lotto superdraw on Saturday.

Nationally, there were were seven division one winners in the draw.

The grandmother purchased her winning 36-game QuickPick entry at Target Lotto in Hoppers Crossing.

The Werribee woman said that she has been “playing Lotto every week for years and years,”.

“When I checked the numbers and saw that I had won I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

“I was so stressed I’d got it wrong I called my son and made him check it on the computer.

“When he saw that I had won he kept saying, ‘Oh my god, oh my, oh dear,’ so I knew then that I had won and could relax.”

The grandmother, a pensioner, said she planned to buy herself a house and a new car with some of her winnings, plus help out her family.

“I’ve got four kids and five grandkids so I am going to help them out,” she said.

“I called them as soon as I knew and they were all crying.

“We’ve been battling for a while so it’s nice I’ll be able to help them out.”

Target Lotto owner Carlo Addamo said he was thrilled his outlet has sold another division one winning entry – the 34th major prize won by a customer of the business.

“I’ve owned the store for 17 years and we’ve always considered ourselves really lucky,” he said.

“We renovated and moved locations three years ago and were hoping that our luck would follow us and we are happy to say it has – this is the third major prize we’ve sold in three years.

“We are so happy for our customer and so thrilled she is a regular and local to the area.

“We wish her all the best with her prize and we can’t wait to celebrate with her.”

The winning numbers in Saturday Gold Lotto draw 3977 on Saturday were 36, 41, 15, 17, 14 and 7, while the supplementary numbers were 24 and 20.