ONE lucky person is walking around with $200,000 burning a hole in their pocket.
The lotto ticket holder, who has yet to claim their winnings, won the guaranteed first prize in Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw 1156, from Monday December 31, 2018.
The entry was unregistered, which means NSW Lotteries officials have no way of contacting the winner.
The winning ticket was purchased at Toronto News, 66 The Boulevard, Toronto.
Toronto News owner Andrew Fennell said he hoped the winner checked their ticket soon.
“We’re asking everyone who comes into the outlet to check their tickets, hoping they’ve got the winning entry tucked away,” he said.
“We’ve been on a bit of a winning streak. In December alone we sold two winning entries.”
Lauren Cooney from NSW Lotteries said she was eager to confirm the news with the winner and unite them with their prize.
“Someone out there could be starting the new year $200,000 richer but they don’t even know it yet,” she said.
“Imagine how this prize could kick-start 2019 and change your plans for the year.
“If you discover you’re holding the winning ticket, hold on tight to it and phone 131 868 as soon as possible so that we can start the prize claim process.”