'What the hell?': $100,000 Lucky Lotteries win bought from Tanilba Bay Newsagency claimed

Tanilba Bay's $100,000 Lotto win claimed

A Port Stephens man went from 'lucky them' to 'what the hell' after discovering the person from his home town whom he heard won $100,000 was himself.

Lotto officials working to track down the person who had won the first prize of $100,000 in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot drawn on Tuesday, October 27 caught up with the man, who wished to remain anonymous, on Thursday morning.

The Lott reported that the man was reeling from the discovery that he was the winner.

"I went to the newsagency to buy the newspaper and I heard a lady there saying someone had won $100,000. I thought 'oh that lucky person'," the man said.

"But then the [newsagent] said that the prize hadn't been claimed yet and I knew I had some tickets to check. So I got the newsagent to check mine and sure enough, I was the winner.

"I was stunned. Completely blown away. I was blindsided. I thought 'what the hell?'. I still can't believe it. What a good win."

The winning entry of one random number was purchased at Tanilba Bay Newsagency.

Employee Michelle Sheather said the outlet couldn't be happier for their winner.

"We are so excited. It's such an awesome prize for our winner," she said. "We were so pleased when we found out, and we are even more thrilled that he's a local.

"We have been waiting for another major prize win. We usually sell one every two years. Hopefully this is the start of a streak and we sell more major prize wins. We've certainly had quite a bit of luck with Lucky Lotteries, and now that trend has continued, which is awesome.

"We really hope you enjoy your prize and it's turned your 2020 around in the best way possible."

When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, the winner did not hesitate with an answer.

"I would really like to go on a few holidays," he said. "Once the boarders open up, I am sure we will be doing lots of travelling. I will share some with my family as well. There's a few little toys I'd like to get myself too."