A group of Darwin mates are in the mood to celebrate after discovering they won $200,000 in Friday’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. 

The Northern Territory entry, held by a six pub workers, won the guaranteed 1st Prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1298, drawn Friday 3 May 2019. 

Confirming their win with us this morning, the syndicate leader revealed those who were sharing the prize were the best of mates. 

“There’s six of us in the syndicate so this is great news!” he exclaimed. 

“That’s just so awesome! Thank you so much! 

“We all work together at a local pub and we’re best mates so it couldn’t get any better! 

“We checked our entry online while we were at work! 

“A couple of my mates could contain themselves. It was hilarious to watch!” 

The over-the-moon winners shared they had only recently formed a private syndicate to play lottery games. 

“We’ve been running this syndicate every Thursday for the last few months. It’s been a roaring success,” he laughed. 

“We will probably just use it to pay off some bills and party! 

“We’re certainly going to celebrate with a few drinks!” 

The winning entry of two random numbers was purchased at Casuarina Nextra News, Shop GD19, Casuarina Shopping Centre, 247 Trower Road, Casuarina. 

Casuarina Nextra News manager Melissa Peacock said she was thrilled to see the $200,000 prize go to a group of locals. 

“We were so excited when we realised we’d sold a division one winning entry and we’re so happy to see it claimed by a group of locals,” she said. 

“This is the first big win we’ve had in a little while, so we’re very happy! “We hope it’s the beginning of many more!”