Maryborough man’s dream comes true with lotto win

A retired Maryborough man is now planning to buy his dream 1957 Chevy and draw up a bucket list after a $1.4 million TattsLotto win at the weekend.

The man bought the winning ticket from Maryborough News & Lotto, making him the newsagent’s fourth division one winner in the past five years.

TattsLotto officials said the man was in disbelief when contacted about his win on Saturday night.

“You’re kidding, I didn’t know this ticket was worth anything much until about 10 minutes ago,” he said.

“I just thought I’d got four straight numbers, but obviously I didn’t look at it properly, that’s unbelievable!”

The retiree joked he had seen a doctor last week and been told he had an irregular heart beat which the news had put to the test.

“I’m dumbstruck, I’m shaking a little bit but I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” he said.

“I’ve been playing all my life but I never thought I’d win it, I’m just happy to win fourth or fifth division.”

The man said he planned to buy his dream car and then come up with a plan to enjoy the rest in his retirement.

“I’ve always wanted to get an old ‘57 Chevy done up. Other than that I’ll have to come up with one of those bucket lists.”

Maryborough News & Lotto owners Ross and Cheryle Forster welcomed the news of another division one winner.

“Our new shop fitout has just been completed so it must be a good omen,” Mr Forster said.

“We’re a small struggling community so it’s great to see another millionaire made in Maryborough – and a local customer too. This is a very strong Tatts town. People love it.”

Mr Forster explained the shop was no stranger to division one wins.

“There’s been about 35 division one winners sold here during the past three decades. In the past five years, we’ve sold four division one winning entries including two in 2016,” he said.