A hardworking family man from Emu Plains had a sleepless night last night after discovering he won $200,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The player won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1362, drawn Monday, June 24.
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official this morning to confirm his prize, the man said he discovered his win late last night.
“Wow! Oh that is awesome, thank you so much!” he laughed.
“I checked my ticket online last night with my daughter and we saw I won but we didn’t believe it.
“We just looked at each other and we didn’t say anything. We were in complete shock.
“Oh wow, oh wow! Oh my god! I am so glad this is real!
“I didn’t get a wink of sleep last night because I was up thinking about it.
“I am on my way to work right now. I wish I could take the day off.
“I think we will do something tonight to celebrate. We will probably go out for a nice dinner as a family.”
When asked how he planned to use his prize, the loving father said he would enjoy it with his family.
“We want to pay our mortgage off first,” he explained.
“We also want to go on a big family holiday to Europe.”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry at Lennox Newsagency in Emu Plains.
Lennox Newsagency employee Steven Prang said the staff were celebrating making one of their customers $200,000 richer.
“We are really excited,” he said.
“It’s been a while since our last big win. It was about four years ago, so we were certainly due for one.
“Hopefully it’s the start of a winning streak! We would love to sell the jackpot prize next.
“We are thrilled for our customer and we wish him all the best with his prize.”