Winning streak for Indian lotto store owner


When Mahesh Thakur took over Wyndham Village Lotto & News, little did he know that he would have a series of wins. “We got the store on Monday and Tuesday there was a draw where we had a 7.5 million dollar win,” said a beaming Thakur.
Over the week, there were other smaller wins of 6,500 dollar, 2,000 dollar and 1,000 dollar. Clearly, it has been a winning streak for Thakur who feels blessed to have bought the store at Wyndham Village shopping centre. “It is fantastic. The store is good, it has had nine division one wins so far.”
For the lucky Victorian man who checked his Oz Lotto ticket on Saturday, he decided on the spot that he’d retire early and live a life of leisure riding his luxury motorbike. “I’m going to get the bike I’ve always wanted – it’ll be a Harley,” the winning man said.
“It really hasn’t sunk in yet, but as soon as I checked my ticket I decided I’m going to retire this month. Then I’m going to start building myself a home,” the winning man added.
The man purchased the Oz Lotto 24-game QuickPick ticket that won him a first division prize of $7.5 million from Wyndham Village Lotto & News, Shop 39 in Wyndham Village Shopping Centre, 380 Sayers Road in Tarneit.
The winning Oz Lotto entry was not registered to a Tatts Card so Tatts was unable to contact the winner with the good news following Tuesday’s draw. The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
Almost 12-months ago, Wyndham Village Lotto & News sold a division one TattsLotto prize of $1 million on 17 August 2013, followed by selling shares in a winning TattsLotto syndicate of $964,816 on 7 December 2013.
New owner Thakur is thrilled the winning streak has continued under his management.
“This is the first Tatts outlet I’ve owned and I only took over the shop last Monday, the day before one of our customers won this $7.5 million Oz Lotto prize,”  Thakur explained.
Last week’s first division Oz Lotto jackpot prize of $15 million was shared by the winner in Victoria, along with an entry purchased in Western Australia. Both entries will claim $7.5 million of the $15 million jackpot prize pool.