A Zetland man said he couldn’t help but laugh and cheer when he checked his Lucky Lotteries ticket and discovered he was the mystery winner lottery officials had been looking for and takes home a $200,000 prize. 

The New South Wales player won the 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1525, drawn Monday 29 March 2021. 

The ticket was unregistered, so we had no way of contacting the winner to break the news and had to wait for him to come forward to claim his prize. 

This morning, the Sydney man said he was in high spirits following the revelation. 

“How good is that!” he remarked. 

“After all these years! Finally! 

“I had completely forgotten about this ticket until I was out for a coffee the other day. 

“I couldn’t believe it when the lady told me it was a major win! 

“I had to double check the ticket on The Lott app so many times because I just couldn’t believe it. 

“There was a lot of laughing and cheering. I was full of excitement! 

“I called my entire family to break the news and they were so shocked! 

“We are going to have a big family celebration this weekend.” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his windfall, the delighted winner already knew exactly what he was going to do. 

“Most of it will go on the mortgage,” he explained. 

“When we can travel overseas again, I would love to do a big trip throughout Greece too.” 

The winning entry was purchased at East Village Newsagency, Shop 50 East Village Shopping Centre, 2-4 Defries Avenue, Zetland. 

East Village Newsagency manager Melissa Wijaya said she was thrilled to hear the winner had now claimed his prize. 

“It’s fantastic!” she exclaimed. 

“We hope the prize makes a great difference to our winner’s life. 

“We’d love to send our congratulations to our winner. We wish him all the very best! 

“This is actually the second time we’ve sold a 1st Prize winning ticket in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot, so it’s especially exciting for us.”