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Port Stephens resident’s roast lunch interrupted by $200,000 win


A Port Stephens resident has had her lunch happily interrupted by the revelation she’d won a tasty $200,000 in the recent Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. 

The woman picked up the guaranteed first prize, in draw 1581, on 18 July.

It’s the third major windfall in the region in the past week.

On Tuesday 12 July, a Rankin Park local rejoiced her good fortune after realising she scored $100,000 in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot.

Then, six days later, a Shoal Bay resident also claimed a similar bounty.

Now, that winning feeling is back, this time courtesy of the Mega Jackpot.

Confirming the triumph with an official from The Lott, the woman confessed she’d suddenly lost her appetite.

“I was enjoying some roast pork and vegetables for lunch but now I feel I’ve got butterflies in my stomach,” she laughed.

“You’re going to make me get emotional. This really is amazing.

“It’s definitely not how you expect to start the week, but it’s definitely made my day.

“We have family overseas, so the first thing we’ll do is book tickets to go and visit them.

“Then who knows?

“I’ll have to have a think about what I’d like to do after that.

“It’s going to provide some security for the future.

“Thank you so much for this wonderful news.”

The woman’s winning entry of five consecutive numbers was purchased at Raymond Terrace Newsagency, in Raymond Terrace Marketplace.

Newsagency owners Brett and Michelle Sweeney said they were over the moon to have sold a first prize entry.

“This is excellent news; what a wonderful thing to discover,” the former said.

“It’s been a few years since we last sold a major prize-winning entry, so this has made our day.

“We’d like to wish the winner all the best for the future and hope they have a fantastic time with their winnings.”

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