The Gold Coast continues its run as the lucky city after a Helensvale woman pocketed $200,000 by winning first prize in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The woman, who recently retired, actually won last Tuesday but hadn’t checked her ticket for a week.
In a stroke of luck that will make seasoned players jealous, it’s only the second lottery ticket the woman has ever bought.
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The woman, who wants to remain anonymous said she was shocked but very excited.
“It’s amazing, it’s absolutely amazing.
“I really need some good luck at the moment so this is the best news!
“I’m very, very pleased.”
The woman plans to treat her family and take a nice holiday while also looking at upgrading her car.
“I also have a couple of charities that I support so some of my prize will definitely go there as well.
“This has been the most pleasant surprise!”
The lucky lady bought her ticket at newsXpress at Runaway Bay Shopping Centre.
Manager Tom Fung said he was thrilled for the winner.
“It’s very exciting to have sold that huge prize and even better to know that it’s gone to a local customer,” he said.