Tatts winners “chuck a sickie”

A Lilydale couple are now set for life after winning 20,000 a month for twenty years in Tattslotto.

By Taylah Eastwell

A Lilydale couple have chucked a sickie to visit their dream property after winning millions in tattslotto.

After receiving the news they’d won a whopping $4.8 million “Set for Life” prize, the couple decided they’d go inspect their dream property that they now plan to buy.

The pair held the only division one winning entry Set for Life drawn on Wednesday 4 august, with the prize paid in installments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.

When an official from The Lott called the Victorians on Thursday morning, they were getting ready for a busy day of work, completely oblivious that they were now set for life.

“Oh my gosh, we were just about to head out for work,” the winning woman giggled.

“I haven’t even got myself a coffee or had breakfast yet!

“Are you serious? Are you actually serious?

“This isn’t a prank call, is it? Holy sh**!

“Oh my god! Oh my god! I am crying! I am crying!

“I am so sorry. I can’t stop crying. This is amazing,” the woman said.

The couple said the news was “absolutely life changing”.

“This is insane. I already feel so spoilt in life and now this! Well, this is just incredible,” the woman said.

When asked how they planned to enjoy their windfall, the overjoyed pair didn’t hesitate.

“We actually have been dreaming of this moment, so we do have a few ideas,” she continued.

“ We have been eyeing off this property for so long, and now it means we can actually buy it! It’s in the most beautiful spot and it’s been our dream for years, so that’s definitely the first thing we will do.

“Maybe we will go out for a drive today and take a look at it again!

The ecstatic pair also plan to help out their kids and set off on a few little trips.

“This means so much! We will make sure we are sensible with the rest though. We want to see it grow for our family.”

The winning ticket was purchased online at thelott.com, with the winning numbers being 17, 33, 4, 14, 23, 28 and 13 and supplementary numbers 43 and 2.