A FAMILY suffering from extreme financial stress and struggling to make ends meet on the Gold Coast has hit the jackpot after purchasing a winning lotto ticket online.
The struggling Runaway Bay family now has enough money for a deposit on a house of their own after winning a life-changing $200,000 in Thursday’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The father of the family, who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, said he had a “little flutter” in his heart when he realised that the ticket he had purchased online was a winner.
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The ecstatic family man said he started to get “all sweaty” and had to go for a walk to calm down.
“Unbelievable,” the man laughed. “You just wouldn’t believe how good the timing is for us.”
“We’ve been that worried about finances lately…it’s been such a heartache for us…so this is just unbelievable.
“The last couple of weeks I’ve had a couple of little wins and I thought this was building up to something and, you know what, I was right!”
The man said he was a regular Lucky Lotteries player because he “lived in hope”.
“That’s a magnificent win. Two hundred thousand dollars is just magnificent,” he said.
“That’s going to be a deposit on a house for us and will help us to look after the family.”
The man purchased his one-number entry online at thelott.com.
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot continues to climb, with draw 1087 offering $9.64 million, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot is offering $2.06 million for draw 10220.