A man in his 40s from the Penrith region decided to ditch work early yesterday afternoon after the revelation he won $200,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The man won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1145, drawn yesterday.
The man was hard at work when a NSW Lotteries official made contact with him late yesterday with the news of his win.
Keen to confirm the win for himself, the winner rushed to a nearby computer to double check his entry.
“That’s amazing! Bloody oath,” he exclaimed.
“The fact I’m sitting at my computer looking at it helps me believe it’s real. I can see it for myself.
“I’ve been keeping an eye on the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot – it’s getting really high – but I’m really, really excited by this win. It’s awesome.
“I think work is done for the day. I might go have a beer now to celebrate!”
As well as winning the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000, the man’s entry also scored two consolation prizes of $1,000, bolstering his total win to $202,000.
The regular Lucky Lotteries player has already started formulating plans for what he could do with his surprise windfall.
“I’m going to put it to good use, that’s for sure,” he said.
“It’ll help pay off some of the mortgage and if there’s a little bit left over we might take a holiday or something like that
“I’ll have to sit down and really think about it.”