The search continues to find the lucky Lotto winner of $1.7m. The Tatts Lotto jackpot was won in the December 29 draw.
The winning ticket matched 02-09-17-30-33-39 to win $1,764,705.89, one of 17 tickets that did so. One of the other winners was a syndicate of 15 work colleagues who purchased their winning ticket from Ocean Grove Tatts & Cards.
The winning ticket from Canberra, Australia is an unregistered one. That means Tatts must wait for the Lotto winner to come forward to claim their prize. We do know that the winning Tatts Lotto ticket was purchased from Kambah’s Newsagency in Canberra.
Vir Krishna Gorgia is the owner of the store that sold the winning ticket. He’s delighted to have done so and said he “simply could not believe the news” when he first found out. Since learning that he’d sold the winning ticket he’s decorated his shop with balloons and posters.
Mr Gorgia says most of his customers are “local, everyday customers” so hopefully one of them is the big Tatts Lotto winner. He added: “We wish our winner a big congratulations. They’re going to have a happy new year when they find out.”
New South Wales Lotteries spokesman Matt Hart is leading the search for the lucky winner. He has encouraged anyone who purchased a Tatts Lotto ticket for the December 29 draw to check their tickets.
Sometimes it takes a while to discover a big win. In the UK, Andrew Clark from Boston had a £76m winning EuroMillions ticket in his car for six weeks before realising he was a millionaire.