It will be hard for any Christmas present to top the prize an Orana resident received this week.
More than a week after the draw, a Gilgandra Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot player came forward to collect their $100,000 prize.
The Orana resident won the guaranteed first prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10506, drawn Friday, November 26.
However, how they plan to spend their windfall will forever remain a mystery as they have chosen to stay completely anonymous and celebrate in private.
The victory continues a run of success for the region as there have been five major Lucky Lotteries wins in western New South Wales so far this year worth more than $800,000.
The latest winning entry was purchased from Gil News & Gifts on 18 Miller Street, Gilgandra.
Gil News & Gifts owner Caitlynn King said she was over the moon to have sold the winning ticket to one of her customers.
"This feels absolutely amazing," she said.
"I've owned the retail outlet for over a year now, and it's really exciting to see our first major lottery win.
"When I heard the news, I was so excited for the winner as we're a small, tight knit country town and the past year has been difficult for everyone.
"I'm so happy to hear the winner has finally discovered their prize. I can imagine the win would be a wonderful present for Christmas.
The Lott spokesperson Anna Hobdell said she was sure the winner was delighted by their $100,000 windfall.
"While we may never know how they plan to enjoy their prize, we have no doubt they are walking around today with a huge smile on their face after discovering their win," she said.
"Other winners tell us they use their windfall to help families, pay off bills, upgrade their home with renovations or splurge on a new car."
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, 136 Lucky Lotteries first prize and jackpot winning entries across Australia won more than $46.09 million.
The biggest in that time was by a Coolangatta man who scored a Mega Jackpot prize of $9.41 million in May of this year.
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