An Engadine man has the 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1543, drawn Monday 6 September 2021.
When informed by an official from The Lott this morning, the man said he had absolutely no idea of his win.
"I never check my ticket," he said.
The winner confessed the prize would make his life somewhat easier.
"This has come at such a good time! It's been quite challenging for everyone this year.
"I purchase an entry into Lucky Lotteries once a week, hoping for the best."
When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, he was too mind-boggled to make any concrete plans.
"I'm not too sure what I'll do with the prize at this stage. I'm too shocked to think," he said.
"Thankfully, I'm not working today. I can take the time to celebrate!
The happy winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry of two consecutive numbers at Heathcote Newsagency, 1347 Princes Highway, Heathcote.
Heathcote Newsagency team member Jackson Rogan said, "Only three weeks ago, we sold a major winning entry in Wednesday Lotto.
"It hasn't happened in 10 years and now it's happening in four weeks. Maybe it's the start to a winning streak."
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $3.16 million for draw 1544, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now $2.32 million for draw 10489.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, 136 Lucky Lotteries 1st Prize and Jackpot winning entries across Australia won more than $46.09 million.
During this time, the biggest Lucky Lotteries prize was won by a Coolangatta man who a Mega Jackpot prize of $9.41 million in May 2021.
Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot and Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot are raffle-style games, which means there is a set number of tickets in each draw. As each ticket number is unique there is no sharing of prizes.
Each game has two draws - one that determines the winning numbers and one that determines the jackpot number. If the jackpot number matches one of the winning numbers, then the Jackpot Prize is won. If the jackpot number does not match one of the winning numbers, the Jackpot Prize will climb for the next draw.
Tickets can be purchased at any licenced lottery outlet, online from thelott.com or via The Lott mobile app.
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