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Local’s early $200,000 Christmas present

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

A Yarrawonga man is looking forward to stuffing his family’s Christmas stockings with plenty of gifts this year after hearing the news he is now over $200,000 richer from last Thursday’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

The thrilled winner won the guaranteed first prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1150, drawn on Thursday, November 1.

As well as winning the guaranteed first prize of $200,000, the Yarrawonga local’s 4-consecutive number entry also won an additional $1,030 in consolation prizes, bolstering his total prize to $201,030.

When a Tatts official called to confirm his win, the local man was speechless at the news of his prize.  

“Two hundred and one thousand dollars!” he exclaimed after a moment of stunned silence.

“Unbelievable! Just wonderful! It will make for a lovely Christmas won’t it? It’s not too far away.”

The winner also revealed he wouldn’t just be stuffing stockings with his Lucky Lotteries windfall, but he had other plans too.

“There will be a few things in there for myself too,” he revealed.

“It will be good to retire a few of my bills and buy a few other things.”

The regular player also admitted this wasn’t the first major prize he had won.

“I’ve actually won a large prize before,” he revealed.

“Many years ago a syndicate I was in won Saturday TattsLotto so we were fortunate enough to win a big prize then.

“Since then I’ve just been playing regularly and I’ll still keep playing my four sequential numbers as the jackpot is now $25 million!

“Maybe it will be a hat-trick!”

The generous winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry of 4-consecutive numbers online at thelott.com – Australia’s official lotteries.

The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize has now jackpotted to $25.24 million for the next draw 1152, and the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize continues to climb offering $1.15 million in the next draw 10255.