A MALDON man will achieve his dream of owning his own home after winning $2.5 million in Saturday's TattsLotto dram.
The man was one of four division one winners in TattsLotto draw 4189. His winning ticket was a System 11 QuickPick bought at Maldon Newsagency.
He celebrated with family on Saturday night and admitted he was still struggling to come to terms with the life-changing news on Monday morning.
"I instantly started shaking. I felt so nervous. I just couldn't believe it. I screamed for my parents to check, and they couldn't believe it either. They were blown away. We celebrated that night with a few drinks. It was really good.
"I am still feeling so anxious right now. I have butterflies in my stomach. Hopefully, it starts to feel real soon, but regardless, it's amazing."
The man said it was new territory to have so much money.
"I think the first thing I will do is buy myself a home," he said. "It seemed a bit impossible, especially at the moment, so this is great for me.
"Honestly, I am not too sure what I will do with the rest. I've never had this kind of money, so it's new territory for me."
Maldon Newsagency owners Graeme and Barb Ford said they were delighted to have a division one winner from the town.
"We are so happy that someone's TattsLotto dream has come true," Mr Ford said. "We will be sharing this amazing news with all of our customers. I am sure they will be very pleased for our winner.
"It's so exciting telling everyone about the win. It's not just great for the winner, but also for us and the local community. It goes to show any outlet can sell a division one winning ticket."
Mrs Ford said she can't wait to sell the next winning entry.
"This is the fourth division one win we've had at this outlet," she said. "Our last division one win was about five years ago, so it's a big moment for us too.
"We wish our winner the very best and hope it lives up to their dreams."
The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 4189 on September 11, 2021, were 17, 34, 8, 10, 26 and 23. The supplementary numbers were 36 and 41.
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