Lucky father wins lotto three times

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A NORTHERN BEACHES father reckons he must be the luckiest man in Sydney after winning the lotto three times — with $100,000 his latest windfall after buying a ticket in Manly this week.

The delighted man, who did not want to be named, bought the ticket at Humphreys in The Corso, winning first prize in the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw, on November 22.

What’s even better is that his selection of sequential tickets in the draw increased his chances of winning consolation prizes and win he did, bringing his total prize to $102,040.00 as well as four free tickets.

In addition to winning first prize, the winner’s entries also included eighth and ninth prize plus their consolation prizes.

The northern beaches winner who is in his 70s, declared that he’d purchased his tickets in the draw after completing an odd job for a friend and deciding he felt lucky.

Peter Welling, left, outside Humphreys Newsagency at Manly with manager Chris Humphreys, where the winning lottery ticket was bought. Picture: Troy Snook

He bought $50 worth of Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot tickets amounting to 22 tickets.

“My birthday is on the 22nd and lots of special days in our family are on the 22nd so I was feeling really lucky and thought ‘I’m going to win this’”

The winner explained that he’d checked the results online after the draw, which also happened to fall on the 22nd.

“I went online to check the draw and saw that the jackpot was continuing to climb but then thought ‘oh, what’s this — I have the first prize number’”.

The man said he couldn’t believe his luck, as it’s the third time he has won a major cash prize, having won the top prize of $24,000 in the Sydney Opera House Lottery many years ago and £6000 pounds, when he was given four tickets after starting at his first job, a lot of money at the time considering he was only earning £50 a week.

Generic image of lotto balls used for a Lottery draw.

“Now I’ve won this prize and it’s a bit surprising to be honest, but I’m a big believer in a positive attitude,” said the winner.

“Life can be sad sometimes but you just have to smile and get on with it and good things will come back to you.”

The man explained that the majority of this prize will be spent on his children.

“My wife and I celebrated a milestone anniversary this year and our children absolutely spoiled us with a holiday, so some of the win will definitely go towards spoiling the kids in return,” the winner exclaimed.

“Plus it will be great to do some repairs on the house as well.”