Browns Plains man ready to kiss his mortgage goodbye with $200,000 windfall
A Browns Plains man is overjoyed to be doing something he didn’t think he’d be able to do for decades – paying off his mortgage after winning $200,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The Logan player in his 40s took home the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1442, drawn Monday 26 August 2019.
Speaking to us this morning, the happy winner revealed he discovered his win shortly after the draw on Monday.
“I was at work on Monday and I checked my ticket on my phone during my lunch break. I couldn’t believe it!” he exclaimed.
“I just stood and looked at it. I had to check it again and again. I thought maybe something was wrong with the phone.
“I still kept working but I was a bit distracted that day.
The regular player said he only started buying entries into Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot when he saw the jackpot prize starting to soar.
This week, the $96.04 million jackpot prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot was won by a dad from Chatswood in Sydney.
“I couldn’t believe how high the jackpot was getting and then it was won this week a couple of draws after mine!” the Browns Plains winner said.
“But I can’t complain. It’s random numbers so it’s just all about luck.
“I’ve always thought of myself as being a bit lucky sometimes. I’ve won some good divisional prizes in Gold Lotto before and now this.”
When asked how he might use a $200,000 prize, the man had no hesitation.
“I’ll just pay off my mortgage!” he declared.
“This will be pretty close to paying it all off. It would have taken a lot more years to pay it off. I would have been paying it off for another 20 or 30 years.
“At my age, most people can only dream about paying off the house.
“It’s just amazing.”
The ecstatic homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry of four random numbers at Nextra Browns Plains, Shop Gf066, Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, 27-49 Browns Plains Road, Browns Plains.
Nextra Browns Plains manager Jan Barnes said she welcomed having another big win in her outlet.
“We are so excited to sell the 1st Prize in the Mega Jackpot. Wow! What a thrill!” she laughed.
“We will be celebrating this win with balloons and signs all around the store.
“It hasn’t been long since our last big win. Just last month, we sold a top prize-winning ticket on an Instant Scratch-Its worth $100,000.
“Congratulations to our latest winner. We are all so excited for them. We look forward to making some more people winners soon.”