A Horsham man has won almost $1.6 million from the Tattslotto Saturday Superdraw.
Horsham Newsagency sold the ticket to an unregistered person and staff were waiting for the ticket to be claimed on Monday.
TattsLotto announced on Tuesday that the winner had come forward but he wished to stay anonymous.
The Horsham lottery winner said he realised on late Sunday afternoon he had become an overnight millionaire.
“After feeding our pets on Sunday afternoon, I went online and pulled up the winning numbers from the Superdraw and saw all my numbers - they were all there!” he said.
“I’m still absolutely rapt. I yelled to my kids ‘I’m a millionaire!’ and they responded saying ‘You’re pulling our leg! Nah no way, you know it’s not April Fools’ Day’.
“But then I showed them my ticket and the winning numbers and their jaws dropped.”
The total prize pool for division one on Saturday was $22 million and the Horsham man and 13 other winners each took home a $1.57-million share.
The lottery winner said he planned first to go shopping.
“First I’ll take my daughter shopping – she’ll help me spent it! I’m sure she’ll have a big long list ready,” he said.
“But in all seriousness, it will make life easier for my children. I’ll be able to pitch in here and there and lend a big helping hand where needed.
“Everything seems to have fallen into place.”
Horsham Lotto staff member Dianna Richards said she couldn’t be happier to have sold a division one winning entry to one of their customers.
“We couldn’t be happy to know that it’s been won by someone who supports our outlet and may even come in day-in, day-out hoping for their division one dream to come true,” she said.
“We were joking that the luck from Stawell would trickle down to Horsham and now it has.
“Having a win like this in town lifts the spirit of everyone. Oh golly you should hear the buzz that news of a millionaire has been creating here.”
The winning numbers in Superdraw 3643 on Saturday were 20, 13, 44, 2, 1 and 39 with the supplementary numbers 4 and 7.
HORSHAM Newsagency has sold a winning ticket from the TattsLotto Superdraw Saturday worth almost $1.6 million.
The unregistered ticket has no name attached and the newsagent has no idea which person or group has won.
Each of 14 division one winning tickets sold across Australia will take a share of $1.57m out of the $22m prize pool.
“The ticket is unregistered. Someone could have the ticket on their person and not even know,” a newsagency representative said.
Tatterstalls has not told newsagency staff when the ticket was sold.
“Everyone should check their tickets and keep them safe,” the newsagency representative said.
“You have to have the ticket to make the claim as there’s no name on it.
“If the ticket ends up in the tip, you can’t claim.”
The winning ticket is the biggest sold Horsham for about five or six years.
A Powerball player won $6m in Stawell this month.
“We thought their luck might trickle down to us,” the newsagency representative said.
“It could have been a person travelling through who bought the ticket, but we hope it was a local,”
The winning ticket can be redeemed in Horsham Newsagency, which discreetly handles large claims.
The winner can also contact Tatterstalls to make a claim.