Galston retiree Europe bound after winning $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries
A Galston man is ready to pack his bags and head straight to Europe after today discovering he won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Friday’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The New South Wales man won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1186, drawn Friday 28 December 2018. The man’s entry also won a consolation prize of $2,000, rounding up his total win to $202,000.
The recently retired winner was blown away when we called him this morning to confirm the news, admitting he never thought he would win the 1st Prize.
“That is just wonderful,” he exclaimed.
“Thank you. Thank you so much! It is so exciting! I can hardly believe it.
“You know there are hundreds of thousands of entries in these draws, and then little old me comes out as the winner!
“I never thought I would win. I hoped of course, but I never actually thought I would win. So to get the 1st prize, that’s just amazing!
“It is just incredible. Incredible.”
When asked how he might spend his windfall, the ecstatic man knew exactly how he’d like to use his prize – which includes a trip to Europe with his wife.
“We will probably go on a trip to Europe, the UK to start with and then hit some other locations in Europe that we have always dreamed of visiting,” he shared.
“We might do it in style too! It’s great because now we know the option is there.
“It’s certainly going to help make my retirement even better. It’s come at a great time.”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning entry of four consecutive numbers at Galston Village Newsagency, 354 Galston Road, Galston.
Galston Village Newsagency manager Kylie Pace said the outlet was thrilled to have sold a 1st Prize winning entry.
“We are very excited,” she said.
“It is fabulous news!
“Hopefully this is the beginning of a winning roll and we sell some more big winning tickets soon!
“We are thrilled for the customer. We wish him all the best with his prize!”