A Knox dad has woken up this morning thinking his Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot 1st Prize win was a dream, only to discover he is, in fact, $200,000 richer.   

The happy winner held the guaranteed 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1518 drawn Tuesday 9 February and takes home a prize of $200,000. 

Sharing his excitement with us today, the overjoyed man recounted the moment he discovered his windfall. 

“It was quite exciting! I logged on to my computer to check my ticket last night,” he explained. 

“It took ages for the computer to boot up and then my internet was slow. 

“So when I finally saw that I had won I thought it must have been some sort of mistake on the computer. 

“It’s fantastic! It’s unbelievable. I can’t believe it is true! 

“My wife is away for work, but I called her, and she celebrated in her hotel room while the kids and I celebrated here with a nice dinner and a few drinks. 

“When I first woke up this morning, I thought I was dreaming the whole thing! I am so glad It’s true!” 

The stoked bloke revealed a spur-of-the-moment decision to change his entry type inspired the win. 

“I only play Lucky Lotteries occasionally, but it’s always appealed to me because I like the idea of the raffle style and limited tickets,” he explained. 

“I normally buy a few sequential numbers, but for some reason this time I decided to choose random numbers, and there we go! 

“I’m still stunned by it!” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his Lucky Lotteries windfall, the loving dad said he was eager to use the windfall to help his family. 

“We’ve been looking at building a new house, but now we won’t have to worry about a deposit for getting a loan!” he declared. 

“It will go a long way towards helping our kids and our family. 

“It’s fantastic. It’s a really great thing for us as a family. It will really make a difference! 

“I’m not doing to do much to celebrate as I’ve got to get back to work. 

“When my wife is home from her business trip I’m going to take her out for a nice dinner to celebrate then!” 

The thrilled man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.