Lotto win con­tin­ues Co­lac’s good luck

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - CHAD VAN ESTROP

A CO­LAC man has a mil­lion rea­sons to smile af­ter hit­ting the jack­pot in a Tattslotto draw last night.

The man, who has played the same num­bers for more than 15 years, plans to re­tire and buy a house with his $1 mil­lion wind­fall.

“I was watch­ing TV last night when the num­bers came up so I hit the pause but­ton and then checked them — I still can’t be­lieve it,” said the man, who wants to re­main anony­mous.

“Wa­hoo, it’s so ex­cit­ing. Oh, my good­ness.”

The man said he picked his reg­u­lar num­bers from a hat years ago.

“I’ve been run­ning those num­bers for 15 or 20 years, play­ing the same num­bers ev­ery week.”

“I re­mem­ber pick­ing them out of a hat years and years ago and I’ve just kept play­ing them.

“I al­most gave up on them a few times but de­cided to keep play­ing them and it’s just un­be­liev­able.

“I’ve been plan­ning what I would be do­ing with my win for a long time.”

The win­ning 12-game ticket was bought from Co­lac Lotto, a Tattslotto spokesman said.

Co­lac Lotto owner Ros Mon­aghan said the store has sold five divi­sion-one win­ning en­tries in the past 13 months.

“This is un­real, I am re­ally in shock about it,” Ms Mon­aghan said.

“It is so ran­dom, we went nearly four years with none, and now it’s been five divi­sion one wins in 13 months. We def­i­nitely have to cel­e­brate by cracking an­other bot­tle of cham­pagne.”

The win­ning num­bers were 11, 35, 37, 15, 10, 40 and the sup­ple­men­taries were 19 and 20.

The Co­lac man was one of two win­ners with the other from New South Wales.

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