Numbers from a hat finally make cents
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,” the man, who wants to remain anonymous, said. “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, playing the same numbers every week, for 15 or 20 years,” he said.
“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.”
Colac Lotto owner Ros Monaghan said the store has sold five division-one winning entries in the past 13 months.