A Campbelltown man has finally realised his good fortune more than a month after winning $200,000 in a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The man won the guaranteed first prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1211, which was drawn on February 1.
In addition to winning the first prize, he also won a consolation prize of $2000.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, recalled how how he discovered his win almost six weeks after the draw.
“I realised I’d won yesterday afternoon when I decided to check my ticket online,” he said.
“I saw I’d won $202,000 but my first reaction was that someone was pulling my leg.
“I couldn’t believe it. So it’s great to know this is not a joke.”
The regular Lucky Lotteries player said he had played lottery games for half a century and never checked his tickets straight after the draw.
“I always take my time checking my tickets,” he said.
“They’re always in my wallet so I know where they are, I just don’t always get around to checking them.
“I’ve never won this much and I never thought I would.
“I’ll keep working, I don’t want to retire. I enjoy going to work every day.
“My children will certainly benefit from this, I’ll share it with them.”
The happy winner purchased his 10 consecutive number entry at Campbelltown's Marketfair Newsagency.
Marketfair Newsagency employee Van Nguyen said she was relieved to know her customer had finally checked his ticket.
“This is great news. We’ve been wondering when this person would check their winning ticket,” she said.
“So many of our customers keep asking me if the prize has been claimed and I’d been beginning to worry that the precious ticket had been lost.
“We’re so excited for our customer and we wish them all the best.”