A Nambucca Heads man is ready to say goodbye to renting and hello to his very own home after scoring $200,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

The mid north coast resident scored the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1651, drawn Tuesday 5 March 2024.

While the winning man missed initial phone calls from The Lott officials, he finally came forward yesterday afternoon after checking his ticket.

“I’m good! Very good!” he laughed.

“Thank you very much. It’s wonderful news.

“I had a few missed phone calls. I often ignore unknown numbers because they’re always suspicious to me.

“Then I saw your email and I thought now this looks more real. I called into The Lott straight away.

“The Lott contact centre asked if I minded holding for a moment. I said ‘Of course not! I've been holding for a moment like this my whole life!’.

“We’re renting right now but we’ve been planning to build a new home. This is going to go a long way to help.

“With any left over, we can share it and continue to spread the joy.

“It’s quite funny actually, we had a friend who said he wants to take my wife and I on a holiday but looks like we’ll be able to take him now as well!”

His entry of one random number was purchased on The Lott website – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.