'Blimey! Best call I've ever had!' said Orange's luckiest man!

It was a man from Orange’s lucky day on Wednesday when his single $5.50 number was drawn first in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot, winning him the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000!
 
The startled man admitted he was a bit apprehensive at first when he answered the phone call from NSW Lotteries on Wednesday evening to break the dream-come-true news.
 
“Blimey! Hang on I’ll sit down! This is the best call I’ve ever had! 200 grand!” he exclaimed.
 
“You’re a wonderful girl I’ll shout you a beer to celebrate! You’ve got a tremendous job! Thanks for the great news.”
 
The man’s $200,000 windfall was the guaranteed 1st Prize of Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1054, drawn on Wednesday 29 March 2017.
 
The man said he was a regular Lucky Lotteries player but never truly expected to win a major prize.
 
“I try and have a ticket in every Lucky Lotteries that’s drawn in both the Super Jackpot and the Mega Jackpot so I often buy advanced entries and then pop down to the shop to check if they’ve been drawn yet,” he explained.
 
“I don’t normally answer private numbers but I’m so glad I did. At the start I was a bit apprehensive because you get all these calls from salespeople.
 
“All I’ve got to do now is work out what I’m going to do with all that money! I’m not sure, but I’ll sit down and work through some ideas.”
 
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his 1st Prize winning entry for Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1054 from Nextra Orange, Shop 17 in the Orange City Centre, 227 Summer Street, Orange.
 
Leanne Mackie is a staff member at Nextra Orange and was delighted to have made a customer happier to the tune of $200,000.
 
“I’m so pleased for our winning customer!” Ms Mackie exclaimed.
 
“It just made my day to know we’d been a part in making someone else’s day!
 
“It’s particularly special that it’s been won by a local deserving customer and we wish them every happiness with the prize!”