Imagine hearing that someone from your town had scored a lottery prize, only to check your ticket and realise that someone was you. 

That’s the reality for one Bundanoon man who today discovered he won $200,000. The New South Wales player won the 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1497, drawn Tuesday 11 August 2020. 

The ticket was unregistered, so officials from the Lott had no way of contacting the winner to break the news and had to wait for them to come forward to claim their prize. 

Confirming his win with us, the overjoyed man admitted the win had come as a welcome surprise. 

“It’s bloody lovely!” he laughed. 

“I had heard on the radio that someone from Bundanoon had won the $200,000 prize. 

“Bundanoon is only a little place, so I thought my chances were pretty good.

“I went down to the newsagency and they checked my ticket. That’s when they told me I won. 

“I couldn’t believe it! “The first thing I said was ‘awh cool!’.

“I was taken aback! I went into a bit of shock I think. 

“I will have a few drinks to celebrate. It will be pretty quiet, but once I get the money, I am sure I will do something a bit more exciting. 

“It’s awesome!”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his unexpected windfall, the elated man said he couldn’t wait to take some time off work to relax. 

“I’d like to go on a big holiday somewhere throughout Australia,” he shared. 

“Since we can’t travel overseas at the moment, I might do a few trips. 

“I will share some with my family too.” 

The winning entry was purchased at Bundanoon Newsagency, 7 Railway Avenue, Bundanoon. 

Bundanoon Newsagency owner Melissa Mcauliffe said she was thrilled her winner had now come forward and claimed his prize. 

“He is such a lovely winner,” she said. 

“We couldn’t be happier for him. 

“It’s a very well deserved win. We wish him all the best and hope he truly enjoys his prize. 

“We can’t wait to deliver more winning moments to our customers!”