A Gold Coast couple are planning a family holiday to America after discovering they’re the mystery winners of the $201,000 Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot.
Golden Casket officials had been waiting more than two weeks for the winner to come forward and claim their prize, with the woman admitting the lucky ticket had been sitting in the bottom of her handbag for weeks.
“I’ve had this ticket in my handbag, carrying it around with an Instant Scratch-Its ticket that we won $5 on, I went to cash the scratchie in knowing we had a little win,” she explained.
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“I had no idea how this Mega Jackpot worked and when the lady put the ticket through the machine for me, she told me she couldn’t pay out the prize.”
It wasn’t until she contacted a Golden Casket official that they realised they’d won $201,000.
“I’m shaking,” she revealed. “I can’t believe it, I just cannot believe it.
“This is just unbelievable, it really is. We had never played Lucky Lotteries before but we thought we’d give it a go.
“This is just amazing!”
The couple revealed they’ll use the windfall to take their family to America in the new year to celebrate.
“It will be so special to have a family holiday. We cannot wait!” she said.