Need A Tropical Holiday: Cairns Man Wins Lotto

A Far North Queenslander is struggling to contain his excitement after discovering a surprise $200,000 windfall in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.

The Manunda resident held the 1st Prize winning entry in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1681, drawn Monday 17 June 2024. He took home a total prize of $200,000.

When lotto officials contacted the winning man, the Cairns local struggled to piece words together as he overcame a flood of emotions.

“I’m a bit overwhelmed by this news,” he choked.

“You’ve caught me while I’m at work and I had no idea this is what you were calling about.

“Wow! This is really something. I can see now on my online account that this is really real.

“This is going to make life a heck of a lot easier.”

The winning man couldn’t help but dream of what $200,000 could do for him and his family, starting with a tropical escape and a block of land to build on.

“I’m thinking I’ll finally buy my dream block of land and build a house on it,” he shared.

“I’d also like to ditch this cold weather and go somewhere else that’s tropical for a holiday.”

The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is $1 million for draw 1682, while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot prize is now over $2 million for draw 10856.

In 2023, 117 Lucky Lotteries 1st Prize and Jackpot winning entries across Australia won more than $20.6 million.

Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot and Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot are raffle-style games, which means there is a set number of tickets in each draw. As each ticket number is unique there is no sharing of prizes.

Each game has two draws – one that determines the winning numbers and one that determines the jackpot number. If the jackpot number matches one of the winning numbers, then the Jackpot Prize is won. If the jackpot number does not match one of the winning numbers, the Jackpot Prize will climb for the next draw.