Lotto Winner Almost Misses Out on $100,000 Prize
A Sydney resident from Revesby almost missed out on claiming his $100,000 prize from the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10765. The winner had been playing Lucky Lotteries for ten years and had no idea he had won the first prize.
He received a call from an unknown number, and initially thought it was a scammer calling him. Fortunately, he answered the call and was surprised to learn that Lotto officials were informing him of his win.
The punter shared his disbelief at winning the prize and how he almost missed out on it. He had been playing Lucky Lotteries for ten years but never thought he would win.
He plans to use the prize money to pay down his mortgage on his recently purchased property, catch up on monthly bills, and clear his debts.
Lotto Winner’s Scam Fears
This is not the first time that a Lotto winner has almost missed out on a prize due to confusion with scammers. In February 2023, a winner from Echuca, VIC, almost missed out on the largest division one prize across any Australian lotteries game of 2023.
The winner of the $40 million jackpot from Powerball draw 1394 thought the win was a scam and exclaimed, “I can’t believe it, I thought it was a scam! This just doesn’t feel real. How do I know if this is real?”
Fortunately, the winner confirmed the win and shared plans to quit her job and spend more time with family. These stories demonstrate how important it is for Lotto officials to properly communicate with winners and assure them of the legitimacy of their prizes.
It is also important for winners to remain vigilant and verify the authenticity of the calls or messages they receive before dismissing them as scams.
Winning the lottery is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming and confusing, especially when a winner is contacted by unknown numbers or receives unexpected messages.
It is essential for Lotto officials to communicate with winners clearly and provide them with the information they need to claim their prizes. Likewise, it is essential for winners to exercise caution and verify the legitimacy of any communications they receive regarding their winnings.
These stories are reminders that luck can be fickle, and one can quickly go from missing out on a life-changing prize to reaping the benefits of a lucky break.