Armidale pensioner wins $200,000 Lucky Lotteries prize!

Forget the bottle of bubbly, a pensioner from Armidale was looking forward to raising a hot cup of tea to toast winning $200,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

The delighted pensioner was unaware his ticket in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1039 on Tuesday 30 August had won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 until a NSW Lotteries official was able to break the dream-come-true news to him today.

“I’ve gone all funny! This is unbelievable!” the winner exclaimed.

“You’re not pulling my leg are you? I’m too old for practical jokes!

“This is wonderful news. I’ve played forever and I always knew there was a 1st Prize in every draw but I just never thought I’d win it. Until now, the most I’ve ever won is $517 – that was in Lotto and nearly three decades ago!

“This win is very timely. My wife and I are aged pensioners and our bank balance is getting low so it will be wonderful to boost it by $200,000!

“I’m going to sit down and have a nice cup of tea to celebrate!”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The 1st Prize winning Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot ticket in draw 1039 on 30 August 2016 was purchased at Carr’s Newsagency Armidale, 170 Beardy Street in Armidale.

Rod Carr is the owner of Carr’s Newsagency Armidale and was excited to discover one of his customers had won $200,000!

“We’re delighted! It’s such exciting news for not only our winner but for all of our customers,” an excited Mr Carr said.

“Everyone has been congratulating us and telling us how they’d like to be our next winning customer!

“The $21 Million Superdraw is this Saturday so fingers crossed we end the week with another big win!”

The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot continues to climb with the jackpot for draw 1040 sitting at more than $5 million. The Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot is offering more than $1.5 million for draw 10100.