A St Helens father who scored a $1.3 million prize in the weekend’s TattsLotto draw has attributed his division one win to his son, revealing he might’ve not have known he’d won big if it wasn’t for him.

The Tasmanian held one of the four division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4309, drawn Saturday 5 November 2022 and takes home a total prize of $1,39,495.39.

Confirming his windfall with us this morning, the gleeful man relayed how the discovery came about.

“It’s life-changing! I can’t believe it,” he cheered.

“I went back to St Helens Newsagency on Sunday morning to buy a newspaper. As soon as I came home, I checked off the winning numbers on my lottery ticket.

“The winning numbers came up one by one, but I wasn’t too sure if I was looking at it correctly. I was uncertain at this point!

“My boy came over to drop something off, and I pulled him aside to check my lottery ticket. He opened The Lott app and scanned the lottery ticket for me.

“He said to me, ‘Dad, you’ve won $1.3 million in TattsLotto!’. I couldn’t believe it!
“If it wasn’t for my son, I might’ve not have known I’d really won division one.

“I’ve been playing TattsLotto nearly my whole life, so it feels great to have finally won big.

“I started making phone calls to some family members and we’re going to celebrate in private over a few beers.

“A big thank you to St Helens Newsagency and TattsLotto!”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his life as a newly made millionaire, the winning Tasmanian immediately shared his future plans.

“I’ve worked super hard my whole life to pay off a lot of things, so I’ll look at buying another property with the prize and enjoy retirement when it comes,” he shared.

“I’ll also give some winnings to my kids!

“I won’t retire just yet. I’ve got good health, so I’ll keep working for now!

“It’s going to set me up for life!”

His winning entry was purchased at St Helens Newsagency, 32 Cecilia Street, St Helens.

St Helens Newsagency owner Sharms Tucker said she was happy her team had sold a division one winning entry to a regular customer.

“We’re ecstatic for our division one winner and couldn’t be happier to have helped them with this life-changing event. It means so much to be able to change someone’s life,” she said.

“The St Helens community is over the moon to hear that someone has picked up a division one win. A lot of people are happy for the gentleman who won!

“Congratulations and we wish our division one winner and their family all the very best with the prize!”