A Central Coast woman has answered the phone this afternoon to the life-changing news she won $200,000 in yesterday’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw, admitting she had ignored earlier phone calls, not realising they were from us.

The regular Lucky Lotteries player won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1195, drawn Thursday 10 January 2019. She also took home a consolation prize of $1,000, ramping up her total win to $201,000.

Receiving the news from us this afternoon, the woman was initially struck with disbelief.

“What?” she questioned.

“Is this for real?

“How do I confirm this is real?

“This is unbelievable!”

As the unexpected and exciting news set in, the winner revealed she had been ignoring earlier phone calls.

“I was ignoring your calls because I wasn’t sure who it could be,” she explained.

“But today I thought, I may as well answer.

“I’ve been playing for years and the most I’ve ever won is $32.

“I love to hear this wonderful news at the beginning of the New Year. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it!

Timing is everything and for this winner, it was perfect.

“This has come at just the right moment because I’ve been planning on buying a house,” she revealed.

“This will make such a difference in my life, this is such good timing!”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her winning entry of two consecutive numbers at Lisarow Newsagency, Shop 14, Lisarow Plaza, Cnr Pacific Highway & Parsons Road, Lisarow.

Lisarow Newsagency owner Christopher Sellars said he couldn’t be happier for his winner.

“It’s been a few years since we’ve sold a 1st Prize winning entry, so we’re absolutely thrilled,” he said.

“We wish our customer all the best and have no doubt they’ll enjoy their windfall.”