Persistence has paid off for a pair of Barrack Heights best friends who scored $200,000 in today’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw after playing for several years. 

The New South Wales man won the guaranteed 1st Prize of $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1553, drawn Monday 13 December 2021. 

“Oh s***! Wow! I’m shaking,” he yelled when we called to reveal the life-enhancing news. 

“Oh my god! I’ve had a terrible couple of years, so this has really made my day! 

“This entry is shared between my best mate and I. We always go halves on lottery entries. I can’t wait to tell him the news this afternoon! 

“He’s the fortunate one! He seems to always win. I’ve never won anything major in my life.

The most I’ve ever won is $600, but $200,000 is on another level. 

“He has always said to me, ‘you need to pick your game up’, and today I’ve proved him right. 

“I thought this was a scam. I’m always being hit with telemarketing calls, and I was so close to hanging up on you. I’m glad I didn’t! 

“I have absolutely no idea what I’ll do with the prize. I’m too mind-boggled to think!” he shared. 

“I am visiting one of my daughters interstate after not seeing her for a couple of years due to the pandemic, so maybe we can all celebrate the windfall as a family.” 

His winning entry of 10 random numbers was purchased online at – the official home of Australia’s lotteries.