A country New South Wales man says his unexpected Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot windfall will give him the freedom to do things he’s never dreamt of doing before.

The player from regional Australia won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in today’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1204, drawn Thursday 24 January 2019.

Confirming his win with us this afternoon, the happy man revealed he was not expecting such an out-of-the-blue phone call to tell him he had won $200,000.

“You’re kidding me?” he questioned.

“Well that’s absolutely awesome, isn’t it?

“I’m surprised, very surprised.

“I was not expecting to pick up the phone to this!”

The man revealed he had been playing Lucky Lotteries on and off for years but this was the first time he had purchased an entry in months.

“We all have our hopes and dreams, don’t we? That’s why I play Lucky Lotteries,” he laughed.

“I’m just about to retire so this is certainly going to help me out a lot.

“It will boost my retirement savings that’s for sure.

“It will allow me to do things I’ve never done before.

“More than likely I will do some travelling around Australia. There’s just so much to see around this amazing country.”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry of one random number online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.