By Abbey Cannan
The week just got a whole lot brighter for a couple on the Sunshine Coast who discovered they’re suddenly $200,000 richer.
The Queenslanders won the guaranteed first prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1245, drawn on Monday 11 March.
Confirming their win with a Golden Casket official this morning, the beaming pair recalled how they discovered their good fortune.
“We realised we’d won yesterday afternoon. I just decided to scan all my tickets on the app on my phone,” the woman explained.
“I got a notification saying ‘wahoo you’ve won’. I thought it must have been $12 or a free ticket or something like that. I couldn’t believe it was actually $200,000, I had to get my husband to check I wasn’t seeing things. It was amazing.”
The woman joked she had predicted it would be a winning week.
“We were having a bad beginning to the week and we were trying to laugh it off and I said to my husband ‘don’t worry about it, we will win the lotto and it will be fine’,” she laughed.
“I can’t believe I called it… It’s just amazing to know what it’s like to win, it’s just a dream. It takes the heat off financially, that’s for sure.
“We’ll pay a few bills and take our beautiful family on a holiday as well.”
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased their winning entry of one random number at Nextra Swan Newsagency, Shop 137 Sunshine Plaza, 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore.
Nextra Swan Newsagency manager Donna Arthur said she was excited to hear a local couple had taken home the first prize.
“This is great news. We haven’t sold a major prize-winning entry for a little while so it’s great to start a winning streak. I love it when these huge prizes go to our local customers, it feels like we’ve won ourselves. We wish them all the best,” Donna said.