The Central West's incredible winning streak has continued with a local tradie celebrating a $200,000 lotteries windfall.
The Bathurst man, aged in his 40s, has taken out first prize in this afternoon's Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
He scored the prize on a free ticket won from an earlier draw.
The win comes just weeks after a Bathurst pair became instant multi-millionaires with a $20 million Oz Lotto win.
The latest lucky local was oblivious to his good fortune until a NSW Lotteries official startled him with his winning news.
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“Oh [expletive],” he said when the size of the win was revealed.
“That’s awesome. My wife’s crying right now.
“I won a free ticket the other day on an earlier draw and now it’s given me this. It’s a whirlwind.”
The regular Lucky Lotteries player is already dreaming of what he might do with his prize.
“I was thinking about this the other day and I thought $200,000 would be very nice if I ever won it,” he laughed.
“There’s a couple of things we’ll do – pay off a few things and buy a block of land for a new home.
“This has just made my day."
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, picked up his winning entry online at thelott.com.
Winners are grinners
LAST calendar year, 74 million winners took home a total of $2.7 billion in prize money from their favourite games which include Saturday Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno and Instant Scratch-Its.