Bayswater man’s big win

A Bayswater man received a call that changed his life on Monday 10 May.

By Taylah Eastwell

A Bayswater man couldn’t stop swearing on Monday 10 May when he received a call from with news he’d won almost $2 million in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw.

The Victorian held one of the 11 division one winning entries across Australia in TattsLotto draw 4153, drawn Saturday 8 May 2021.

Each entry won a division one prize of $1,818,181.82.

As well as winning division one, the lucky man also scored division two six times, division three 24 times, division four 150 times, division five 120 times and division six 80 times, boosting his total win to $1,919,066.12.

When an official from The Lott first called the winner this morning, he was at work and had to rush home to get his winning ticket.

“F*** me! Bulls***! Alright then,” he screamed happily when he heard the winning news.

“What the?! My hair is standing up on my head!

“One of the guys at work saw all the missed calls on my phone and everyone was guessing what the calls were about!

“We were thinking it might be a division one win, but I really didn’t want to get my hopes up.

“Oh god! I’m a millionaire!

“Thank you for making my day, week, year! You’re amazing! This is amazing!”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, the stoked bloke admitted he was too overwhelmed by the news to make any concrete plans.

“I don’t know. I guess I will pay off the mortgage, pay some of my bills and share it with my family.

“I wouldn’t mind taking the boys out for dinner and drinks on the weekend to celebrate.

“I am at work right now, but I am certainly going to be enjoying some scotch to celebrate!”

The winning System 11 entry was purchased at Canterbury Gardens Lotto, Shop 8, 17-39 Canterbury Road, Bayswater North.

Canterbury Gardens Lotto owner Vincy Zhang said she was delighted to have made one of her customers a division one winner.

“We only took over the outlet nine months ago. We never dreamed of selling a division one winning entry so quickly!

“It was an especially tough year last year because of COVID-19, so we hope this win will put a smile on our winners’ face and give him hope for the future.”