A self-declared ‘humble Hampton bloke’ is still reeling from the news he is now $200,000 richer from scoring 1st Prize in a recent Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. 

The Victorian player won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1409, drawn Thursday 1 August 2019. 

Confirming his win with us this morning, the Melbourne resident initially couldn’t contain his glee at the news. 

“Hopefully this isn’t a prank call!” he laughed. 

“Are you serious? That is absolutely fantastic! Wow! 

“Whoa! I might get a bit emotional. That’s just fantastic. 

“Gosh, you’re a sweetheart. You’ve just made my day. I wasn’t expecting this phone call at all. It’s amazing!” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his Lucky Lotteries windfall, the industrious winner confessed it would go a long way to helping his family and his future career. 

“I care for a family member full time, so I can’t always take work opportunities when they arise. This will go a long way to helping support our family,” he explained. 

“This is the best news I’ve had for a long long time. 

“It will put a smile on my loved one’s faces that’s for sure. 

“This will open up a few opportunities for my career too as I’ll be able to get care for my family.”

The thrilled winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry of two random numbers at East Brighton Newsagency, 613 Hampton Street, Brighton. 

East Brighton Newsagency owner Rodney Harris said he was thrilled his outlet had helped one of their regular customers win a major prize. 

“We haven’t sold a major prize for a few years now so it’s great to have broken the drought,” he explained. 

“A few years ago we sold a division one win in Wednesday Lotto but this is the first Lucky Lotteries 1st Prize we’ve sold which is exciting. 

“We’ve been telling all of our customers about it and they are all so pleased for the store and our winner. 

“Congratulations to our winner! We wish them all the best with their prize!”