Man “too busy” to check lotto ticket pockets $100,000

By Tate Papworth

A Sunshine man “too busy” to check his Lucky Lotteries ticket has 100,000 reasons to smile.

The man finally came forward to collect his prize almost a month after the September 5 draw.

He told officials he was in disbelief.

“I’ve been a bit busy over the past few weeks and hadn’t got around to checking the ticket,” he said.

“You know how it is, it’s one thing after another and life gets in the way.

“It wasn’t until I finally checked it at the newsagency that I realised I’d been carrying a winning ticket around with me the whole time.

“I’ve never won anything like this before! I can’t believe it.”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he hasn’t decided how to spend his winnings, but a beer sounded like a good place to start.

“I don’t know yet how I’ll spend it, but I know I’ll have a beer or two this afternoon to celebrate,” he said.

“I’ll spend it wisely that’s for sure!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Central West Newsagency in Braybrook.

Central West Newsagency owner Gino Bertolini said he was thrilled his outlet had sold a major prize winning entry.

“We’ve sold a couple of division one winning entries in the past, but this is our first major prize for a little while so we are thrilled.

“We are really happy for our customer. Couldn’t have gone to a more deserving person and it’s always great when a regular customer wins big,” Mr Bertolini said.