Every week we enter Tattslotto. (Gawd, I’m getting old, aren’t I.) Actually, to be entirely accurate, every Saturday afternoon we remember that we were going to enter Tattslotto, and we umm and ahh about taking the card down and entering.

"Should I take it down. Aww, but it’s raining, I can’t be bothered. Oh, but if our numbers came up, we’d be kicking ourselves…"

But last week I had a brainwave: I filled in the bit of the card that says you want to pay in advance for five weeks. So no more umming and ahhing. At least, for the next five weeks.

Our numbers are of course chosen in a highly scientific and logical way. A mix of people’s birthdays and ages and whatever other numbers we could think of. With a few random ones thrown in for good measure.

And I’m happy to say that last night, our lucky numbers came up! Yeeeehaaa! Okay, so it’s only Division 5 – the lowest of the low. So we’re not instant millionaires. No retiring to the Bahamas for us just yet. It’s probably just enough to cover all the times we’ve entered so far; judging from the previous results on their Web site, it’s usually about $20. Wowee.

"So Mr Bowen, has this huge $20 payout changed your life?"

"Not really little man, no. Now get off my property or I’ll have you removed by force."

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.