Winning lotto ticket yet to claim at Tweed City News

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A TWEED resident or visitor is yet to claim their $100,000 Lottery first prize purchased from Tweed City News after more than week has passed since the draw.
Tweed City News staff are eagerly awaiting the lucky ticket holder who 1st Prize from Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10162.

The winning entry was not registered to a Players Club card, so NSW Lotteries said they had no way of contacting the winner.

Tweed City News owner Alistair Liddemore said he was thrilled another one of his customers had won with an entry from his store.

“During the past 15 years, we’ve had at least 10 customers win division one or 1st Prize. It’s great to add another win to our collection,” he said.

“I hope the winner comes forward soon.”

NSW Lotteries spokesperson Matt Hart said he was eager to confirm the winning news with Tweed’s latest Lucky Lotteries winner and urged all players to check their tickets as soon as possible.

“You may not think it’s possible that you are holding the winning ticket, but if you purchased an unregistered Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot entry from Tweed City News, you’re in with a chance,” Mr Hart said.

“That’s why we’re urging all players to check their tickets as soon as possible.

“If you discover you are holding the winning ticket, contact NSW Lotteries on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming your prize.”

NSW Lotteries customers can purchase a single ticket number into the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot for $2.20 and the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot for $5.50.

Mr Hart said there have been some amazing tales of lottery winners going unclaimed only to later find the golden ticket and realising, in one case, a man had won $1 million.

The happy winner, who was from Newcastle, won a division one prize of $1,020,496.38, admitted he’d been “a bit stupid” by misplacing and forgetting about his ticket for 414 days.

“I line the bottom of my reusable Aldi shopping bags with old beer cartons to give them some strength,” he said.

“The ticket was hidden in underneath it and I didn’t know it was there.”

NSW Lottery ticket holders have up to six years to claim a prize.