Three months on: Ramsgate Beach man finally claims $200,000 prize
A Ramsgate Beach man has taken more than three months to check his Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot ticket and discover he’s $200,000 richer.
The Sydney resident won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1293, drawn 30 April 2019.
Confirming his win with us this morning, the man revealed he’d been none the wiser for 98 days.
“Oh my god,” he eventually said.
“Isn’t that wonderful?! I was expecting you to say I’d won $1,000 not $200,000!
“I had no idea. No idea at all.
“Thank you. That’s lovely news.
“I can’t believe I’ve had this ticket on me for months with no idea it was worth $200,000!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his unexpected windfall, the shocked, but happy winner said he’d need to take some time to think about it.
“Honestly I have no idea what I’ll do with the prize,” he laughed.
“I’ll have to let the news sink in.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever won anything. I suppose I’ll be shouting a few friends to celebrate.
“What beautiful news!”
The thrilled winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his entry at Southgate Newsagency, Shop 30, Southgate Shopping Centre, Cnr Princes Highway & Port Hacking Road, Sylvania.
Southgate Newsagency owner June Gong said she was relieved to know the winner had finally claimed his prize.
“For the last few months we’ve been waiting for this winner to come through the door,” she laughed.
“We’re so glad they’ve finally checked their ticket to realise they’ve won $200,000.
“Congratulations to him and we hope he really enjoys his prize!”