Six months after the winning number was drawn, an Edgeworth woman has checked the Lucky Lotteries ticket that had been stuck on her fridge to discover it’s worth $200,000.
The elusive New South Wales player won the 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1483, drawn Tuesday 28 April 2020.
Sharing her shock with an official from The Lott this afternoon, the overwhelmed woman said she couldn’t believe the winning entry had been in her house for months.
“I’m blubbering a bit,” she laughed.
“I can’t believe this!
“Two hundred thousand dollars?
“Thank you so much!
“It’s been on the side of my fridge since April.
“We buy a lottery ticket every now and again, and then check a whole chunk of them at the same time.
“We had no idea $200,000 has virtually just been sitting there!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her fortune, the Lake Macquarie woman had one idea.
“We’re getting a pool!” she exclaimed.
“We’ve been talking about wanting a pool a lot lately as it starts to get hot again.
“You’ve made my year; you have no idea!
“Thank you so much. This is amazing!”
The winning entry was purchased at Edgeworth newsXpress, Shop 9, 720 Main Road, Edgeworth.
Edgeworth newsXpress owners Jo and Kaite Atkinson said they were relieved to know the winner had finally come forward.
“We’ve been asking everyone if they had a ticket at home they haven’t checked,” they said.
“We’ve been wondering for months where this winner could be so it’s great to know they’ve finally checked their ticket.
“We certainly hope they really enjoy their prize. Congratulations to them!”
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $2.20 million for draw 1504 while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot is now $890,000 for draw 10420.