A Merewether retiree who has been playing Lucky Lotteries since he was 18 years old is rejoicing after finally scoring a $100,000 prize.

The New South Wales player won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10575, drawn Monday 23 May 2022.

We reached out to the winner this morning, who was still struggling to comprehend the exciting news.

“Woo-hoo! It’s just fantastic,” he giggled.

“I was shopping with my wife yesterday and ducked into the newsagency to check my ticket.

“They told me I’d won a good prize!

“So, when I went home, I got my son to check my ticket online, and he told me it was $100,000!

“I couldn’t believe I’d won the big one! It’s so overwhelming!

“I’ve been playing Lucky Lotteries since I was 18 years old and never won anything like this!

“I’ve had a few things to celebrate recently – so it’s just awesome! It feels great. The good times keep coming.

“I’m going to use my prize to look after my kids, and my wife wants to go overseas on a holiday, so we will do that.”

The winning entry was purchased at Marketown Newsagency, Shop 8, Marketown Shopping Centre, 23 Steel Street, Newcastle West.

 Marketown Newsagency manager Mark Mcnally said he was over the moon for the winner.

“It’s so exciting!”

“We love big wins like this. Hopefully, it’s the start of a winning streak for us.

“We’ve been sharing the news with our customers and they’re all blown away.

“Congratulations to our winner. We’re so excited for you and hope you enjoy being $100,000 richer!”