Bryan Denning from Coraki newsagency, one of his customer won $200,000 dollars this week.
Bryan Denning from Coraki newsagency, one of his customer won $200,000 dollars this week. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Coraki resident $200,000 richer

WE ALL dream of winning the lottery and becoming filthy rich, but what would you do if you actually won?

That's a question now facing a lucky Coraki resident who won $200,000 in the lottery on Tuesday night.

Coraki Newsagency owner Bryan Denning said the winner regularly buys tickets from him and says "sell me a winner".

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous after claiming first prize in the $5 jackpot draw. "A rumour had gone around town that someone had won big money and we had a lot of people coming to check their tickets," Mr Denning explained. "Then I got a call from the winner and they came in to claim it."

"They were in complete shock and shaking. They couldn't believe it."

It's not the first time a winning ticket as been sold at the newsagency, with two $100,000 prizes being claimed in Coraki last year.

NSW Lotteries have been in contact with the winner and they will receive their prize within 14 days.

Una O'Neill, communications executive with NSW Lotteries, said it's fortunate the winner is aware of their win.

"Thankfully this winner checked their ticket soon after the draw, but it's a good reminder for players to register their ticket with our Players Club so they can be contacted by NSW Lotteries as soon as they win."

The $200,000 first prize is won in the $5 lottery every draw, but the jackpot prize is yet to be claimed and it continues to grow every day.

"The $5 jackpot lottery is now at over $35 million which is a record for the game," said Ms O'Neill. "It's unbelievable."

Mr Denning said he hopes he can sell the jackpot ticket to another lucky Coraki resident. "Any lottery agent in NSW has a shot at selling the winning ticket and anyone who has a ticket deserves a shot at the money."



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