Three friends from the Trangie region have declared this Christmas will be especially merry and bright after bagging a $100,000 prize in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.

The former healthcare workers held the 1st Prize winning entry in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10738, drawn Tuesday 13 December 2022.

In addition to the $100,000 prize, their entry also scored a $1,000 consolation prize, bolstering the total win to $101,000.

“I’m very excited! Beautiful! Wow!” one of the winning friends exclaimed when her prize was confirmed by us.

“There’s three of us in the syndicate. We’re all former nurses and have been playing together for nearly 20 years.

“It started as a workplace syndicate, and we just kept it going.

“We just said, ‘let’s just keep doing it’, and I’m glad we did. We’ve won some free tickets and other prizes over the years but nothing like this.

“This is excellent. Thanks for the Christmas present!

“We don’t know what we’re going to do with each of our share, but it will be a great boost heading into 2023!”

The winning entry of two consecutive numbers was purchased at Trangie Newsagency, 27 Dandaloo Street, Trangie.

Trangie Newsagency owner Tanya Watson said she was celebrating her outlet celebrating its first major lottery win in recent times.

“I’ve been here five and a half years, and this is the first big win we’ve had.

“That was a very big shock when we saw we’d sold the winning entry. It’s put us on the map.

“Hopefully, it’s the first of many to come. We’ll keep everything crossed.”