A Ripley man close to retirement has received the best shock of his life after discovering he scored $100,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries draw.
The Queensland resident held the 1st Prize winning entry in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10854, drawn Thursday 6 June 2024.
When he checked his winning ticket, the stunned man confessed he first thought he’d won just $1,000 and was oblivious to the magnitude of his win.
“It wasn’t until I looked at my ticket again that I thought to myself, ‘Hang on a moment! I’ve actually won $100,000!’,” he cheered.
“Wow! I wasn’t expecting that!
“My wife just overheard me and she is jumping for joy.
“That’s such great news.”
With $100,000 soon to bless the joyful couple's bank account, the cheery husband had a few initial thoughts on how they’d use the win.  
“My wife and I are close to retirement so this has really come at a good time,” he shared.
“We will use some of it for our mortgage.
“I’m still in shock but I know it will give us a boost for sure.
“I really don’t know what to do with myself right now.
“I’m absolutely rapt. Thank you so much.”
His winning entry of 10 random numbers was purchased via The Lott website – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.