A Nambucca Heads dad says he’s counting his lucky stars after winning a life-changing lottery prize on a free ticket. 

The Mid North Coast player won the 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1545, drawn Friday 24 September 2021. 

Confirming his win with us, the man said he was still in a state of shock after making the discovery. 

“Thank you very much,” he gushed. 

“That’s incredible. What wonderful news! 

“I can’t believe it, especially to win this prize on a free ticket! 

“I feel very, very lucky. Things like this are great, aren’t they? 

“We will have do something to celebrate! 

“I’ve been playing for such a long time, I buy tickets but I never expect to win so this is such a great surprise!” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his windfall, he said he’d be sharing it with his children. 

“I’m not too sure at the moment,” he said. 

“I would say we will start by helping out the kids. 

“We will really be able to enjoy it, there’s no doubt about that.” 

The winning entry of two consecutive numbers was from Nambucca Heads Newsagency, 26 Bowra Street, Nambucca Heads. 

Nambucca Heads Newsagency owner Thea Kimber said the win marked a special milestone for the outlet. 

“This is biggest winning entry we’ve sold since owning the newsagency,” she said. 

“We’re all very excited and our staff were so happy when the customer came in to check his ticket. 

“Congratulations to him! We hope this is the beginning of plenty more big wins for our customers.”