A Mount Osmond man’s failed fishing day pleasantly took an unexpected turn after he discovered he had hooked $200,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw - turning a day of disappointment into celebration.

The Adelaide resident won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1642, drawn Friday 19 January 2024.

“That’s awesome!” the winning man cheered when we revealed the wondrous win.

“I was out fishing with my wife when I first got your call. I didn’t recognise the number so I thought it must be a prank.

“I listened to the voicemail, and I thought ‘What is going on?’

“Funnily enough, while fishing I didn’t catch anything, but my wife did. I guess you could say we’re pretty even now.

“She got the fish, and I got the winning ticket!

“It’s a great win. We’ll be able to pay off some of our mortgage.

“We might have to go for a celebratory dinner too!

“Thank you so much.”

His winning entry of 10 consecutive numbers was purchased online at thelott.com – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.