A Hervey Bay dad is eager to dust off his passport and pack his bags to travel around Canada after discovering he nabbed $200,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

The Southern Queenslander held the guaranteed 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1562, drawn Tuesday 1 March 2022.

This morning we called the overjoyed man who was completely oblivious to his life-enhancing win.

“That’s so wonderful! I had no idea,” he laughed.

“I probably wouldn’t have checked the lottery tickets for another three weeks, so I really appreciate this phone call!

“I always purchase entries into Lucky Lotteries draws, especially when the jackpot continues to get higher. This is the most I’ve ever won in my entire life. I usually only win ten dollars – I’m stoked.

“I can’t wait to tell my family; they won’t believe it!

“This is great news. Thank you!”

With $200,000 about to land into his bank account, the Queensland player said he can’t wait to go on a family holiday.

“We obviously haven’t been able to go on a holiday in the past two years, so we’re very overdue for some sight-seeing,” he said.

“We would really love to go to Canada, it’s a very beautiful place. This is great prize!”

His life-enhancing entry of five random numbers was purchased at Nextra Sandy Straits, Shop 15, Urangan Central, Cnr Boat Harbour Drive and Elizabeth Street, Urangan.  

Nextra Sandy Straits manager Aimee Hopkins said it’s the first time in many years the outlet has helped crown a Lucky Lotteries winner.

“It feels amazing to have sold a 1st Prize winning entry to a regular customer. It has been six years since we last sold one in a Lucky Lotteries draw. We hope the winning streak continues!” she said.

“We love knowing we made a positive impact in our customers lives, especially if they’re a regular customer who always supports us.

“Congratulations to our 1st Prize winner! We’re so happy for them and we wish them all the best.”