A TAIGUM grandmother and her four adult children are celebrating after winning the $200,000 1st Prize in the latest Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw.
The family syndicate's winning entry was a free bonus entry they received when buying their usual registered lotto entry.
The syndicate, which wishes to remain anonymous, won the $200,000 in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1062 drawn on July 27.
However, while their entry was registered, Golden Casket had been unable to contact the family. Instead, the family matriarch and syndicate leader discovered the win this week by accident.
"I can't believe it," the grandmother said.
"It was a bonus ticket from buying our normal lotto entry too.
"The lady just put this bonus ticket on the counter and said 'you've got a bonus ticket' and I never thought any more about it.
"It was in my purse and I could've thrown it away.
"Thankfully I checked it this week and it was the winning ticket. It's unbelievable."
With each syndicate member receiving $40,000, the grandmother said the win provided the family with a great bonus.
"The children have all got mortgages and this will help them," she said.
The syndicate's winning ticket was from Taigum Lotto & Cignell on Roghan Road.
Owner Nilesh Patel said he was thrilled one of his customers had landed the top prize.
"It's been a lucky year for us," he said.
"In January we sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket and now this Lucky Lotteries entry.
"It feels very good that our customers are winning.
"We opened in this location about three years ago and we feel this has been a lucky location for us. Hopefully many more wins to come."
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