Burleigh man nets $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its prize!

Monday 15 October, 2012 - A keen fisherman from Burleigh Heads instantly became $100,000 richer over the weekend when he scratched the Top Prize on a $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket!

The man said he buys Instant Scratch-Its every week but was in shock that he had won the Top Prize.

“I buy two Gold Lotto tickets and two Instant Scratch-Its tickets every Saturday, religiously,” he said.

“I always buy them from the same newsagent, Nextra Burleigh Town News at my local shopping centre.

“On Saturday I took the Instant Scratch-Its tickets home and scratched them while I was watching the footy that night.

“When it looked like I had a winner I had to call my family over to check that I wasn’t seeing things or had misunderstood the game.

“After four different sets of eyes had seen the ticket, I still didn’t believe I’d won!” he exclaimed.

The winner said he has a few ideas for how to spend the $100,000 windfall.

“On Sunday I went out on the water to do a bit of fishing and think about what this win means for my future. It was very relaxing, there were whales jumping around the place and it was a good chance to deal with the shock,” he said.

“I’ll speak to a financial advisor about how this money might help in future when I retire. I’d like to invest some of it.

“I’m not the sort of person who’d splurge on anything, but I will upgrade the car as I need a new one.”

The winning ticket was purchased from Nextra Burleigh Town News, shops 34-35 at Stocklands Burleigh Heads shopping centre.