A Bathurst tradie in his 40s received a $200,000 workday surprise this afternoon when he discovered he had won the 1st Prize in the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

Remarkably, the hardworking man scored the prize on a free ticket he won from an earlier draw.

The New South Wales player won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1228, drawn Wednesday 20 February 2019. His entry also won a consolation prize of $1,000.

The man was oblivious to his good fortune until we startled him with his winning news.

“Oh f***!” he exclaimed when the extent of his win was revealed.

“That’s awesome. My wife’ crying right now.

“I won a free ticket the other day on an earlier draw and now it’s given me this. It’s a whirlwind!”

The regular Lucky Lotteries player admitted he had already begun dreaming of what he might do with his prize.

“I was thinking about this the other day and I thought $200,000 would be very nice if I ever won it,” he laughed.

“There’s a couple of things we’ll do – pay off a few things and buy a block of land for a new home.

“This has just made my day!”

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