An Orange woman has won the $200,000 first prize in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot.
But she unaware for a week she had won.
The woman, who has not been named, said she would spend the money on her family.
It's crazy to think that I've been holding onto this ticket for more than a week without realising it's worth $200,000.Orange lottery winner
While the lottery was drawn last Monday June 22, the woman did not confirm her win with a lottery official until this Tuesday morning.
"That's wonderful. It couldn't have come at a better time," she told officials.
"It's crazy to think that I've been holding onto this ticket for more than a week without realising it's worth $200,000.
"I have a big family so I'll be able to share it with plenty of people.
"It will be lovely. "I am so excited. Thank you," she said.
The winning entry was purchased at the Orange Central Newsagency in Summer Street.
Owner Gary Allen said the outlet had been on a winning streak.
"It's great to hear our latest winner has now come forward," he said.
"It's one of my local customers."
He said it was the second first prize he had sold in 12 months.
"Since owning the outlet we've sold five major prize winning entries," he said.
It's fantastic for the community of Orange. We wish her all the luck with her prize and hope she really enjoys it."
The Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot prize is now $4.36 million for draw 1491 while the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot is now $1.41 million for draw 10391.
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