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Aussie thought $100k lotto win 'was a hoax' days before Christmas

It took a bit of convincing for a Sydney man to believe he’d won $100,000 in a Lucky Lotteries loot.

The Kellyville player picked up the guaranteed first prize in the Super Jackpot draw 10740 on Thursday night. But it wasn’t until he got a call from The Lott that he realised his luck.

“I got an email from The Lott and I just assumed it was a hoax,” he told the official.

Once the news had been confirmed, the winner went on to explain that he had only bought his entry on a whim.

AALuck Lotteries ticket in a kitchen.
The lucky Kellyville player picked up $100,000 in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw on Thursday. Source: The Lott

“It’s funny because I usually only purchase a few lottery tickets here and there,” he said. “I had a couple of dollars left over from a lottery purchase and it obviously worked out.”

“How mad is that?!”

‘Life changing’ early Christmas present

When asked how he’ll be spending his winnings, the Sydney resident revealed that he will be “paying off some things and taking a nice holiday.”

“This is amazing,” he exclaimed. “It’s a life-changing amount for me. It’s going to take a load off our shoulders. It means a lot.”

But first up he’ll be cheering on the win.

A Lucky Lotteries ticket in a suitcase (left) and people in Santa hats at the airport (right).
The man from Sydney described the prize as a 'life changing amount,' adding that he will use the money to pay off some things before taking a holiday. Source: The Lott/AAP

“I have some bubbles in the fridge so absolutely no doubt we’ll celebrate tonight,” he said. “What a Christmas present!”

The Kellyville man’s winning entry in the raffle-style game, which involves just one random number, was bought online at thelott.com. As there are only a set number of unique tickets in each draw, there are no multiple winners haggling over one prize.

Since July, 169 Lucky Lotteries first prize and jackpot winning entries across Australia have claimed more than $32.95 million in prizes.

The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $1.96 million for draw 1601 while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize has risen to $2.45 million for draw 10741.

Aussies will also be gearing up for a mammoth Powerball jackpot next week, which now sits at $100 million after no one scored Division One on Thursday.

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