PRICE OF VICTORY: Cooper Dames from the Byron Bay Newsagency with the $2.15 it cost the mystery winner to snare $100,000.
PRICE OF VICTORY: Cooper Dames from the Byron Bay Newsagency with the $2.15 it cost the mystery winner to snare $100,000. Jay Cronanner

You might be sitting on $100k

A TRIP to the Byron Bay Newsagency has made one lucky person $100,000 richer – they just don't know it yet.

The winning ticket in the $2 Jackpot Lottery bought at the Byron Bay Newsagency, secured the $100,000 jackpot first prize on Thursday night. But, as of 5pm yesterday, the prize money had not been claimed.

The second prize was $10,000, and third prize was $5000.

Byron Bay Newsagency staff were waiting anxiously all day for the buyer of the winning jackpot ticket to walk through the doors and claim their prize.

“The prize has not been claimed yet but being Byron Bay it could be anyone,” Byron Bay Newsagency employee Diane Woods said.

“If they are a registered player then lotteries will call them and tell them. But we have a lot of visitors frominter-state who by the jackpot tickets.

“We have had a few people come in today saying ‘is it me, is it me?'”

Fellow employee Cooper Dames knows exactly what he would do if he held the winning ticket.

“I am just stoked for whoever won the $100,000 and I hope I sold it to them,” he said.

“If it was me I would lash out and buy a car or go on a holiday to Canada. I suppose the sensible thing to do would be save it for uni.”

The newsagency will have one more plaque to add to the many others that line the walls showing how many jackpots and major prize draws have been from tickets bought at their store.

The ticket was part of a jackpot prize draw in which the $3.36 million jackpot did not go off.

The $2 jackpot is drawn every couple of weeks, once 250,000 tickets have been bought nationwide.



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