A Nerang man has confessed he initially thought the newsagency clerk was joking when she said his free ticket had won $200,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

The Gold Coast resident won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1630, drawn Monday 30 October 2023.

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

“Thank you so much! I had no idea until I checked my ticket on Saturday,” he said.

“The young lady at the counter told me I had won, and I said ‘What? Ten dollars?’.

“She said ‘No, you’ve won the first prize’. My eyes just went wide, and I went ‘You’re joking! How much is that?’.

“Funnily enough I actually got the win from a free ticket.”

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

“There’s a couple of things we’d like to do,” he shared.

“I’ll be able to pay off the mortgage and buy my wife a new car.

“I might get one for myself too!”

His winning entry of one number was purchased from Cignall and News Extra Highland Park, shop 13, 104-106 Alexander Drive, Highland Park.

The Cignal and News Extra Highland Park team said they were overjoyed for the winning man and wished him all the best with his prize.

“It’s an awesome feeling to have sold a 1st Prize winning ticket and we’re delighted to help enhance a local customer’s life.

“A massive congratulations to the fortunate man and we wish him all the best with his prize.

“Thank you for supporting us!”