Wallsend man calls family meeting to break news of $100,000 win!
A Wallsend man has called an urgent family meeting to tell his loved ones they won $100,000 in the latest Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw.
The New South Wales family won the 1st Prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10402, drawn Friday 21 August 2020.
Confirming the win with us this afternoon, the overjoyed man and private syndicate leader admitted he couldn’t believe the news.
“I saw your email when I was at a mate’s place, but I just thought I might have won $500,” he shared.
“When I went home, I checked my ticket online and that’s when I saw I won.
“I was overwhelmed! I was in complete disbelief.
“Once it started to sink in, I felt so excited!
“This is actually a private syndicate with my mum and my brother.
“I called a family meeting and told them I had some news to share.
“They didn’t believe me! They just kept saying ‘no way, it’s not true’.
“I am known as a bit of a prankster, so it was hard to convince them I wasn’t joking!
“Once they realised it was true, then we had a few drinks to celebrate.
“We were all so shocked and happy.”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his portion of the win, the thrilled man admitted he never wanted to forget the winning number that landed them the prize, number 225491, so he planned to get it tattooed on his body.
“We are going to use the prize to pay off some bills and I’d like to buy a new house,” he said.
“I am going to get this winning number tattooed on me too! It’s my lucky number from now on.”
The winning entry was purchased at newsXpress Wallsend, Shop 26A, Stockland Wallsend Shopping Centre, Cnr Cowper Street & Kokera Street, Wallsend.
newsXpress Wallsend manager Harmony Rankin said the outlet was thrilled to sell a major prize to one of their customers.
“How exciting!” she said.
“What an incredible win, especially during these tough times.
“We hope this win can really make a difference to our winners’ lives.
“We haven’t sold a major prize in a while, so we are really thrilled!
“Fingers crossed this is the start of a winning streak and we can deliver more wins to our customers.”