Friday 8 February, 2013 - A local Holt man is still in shock after learning that his non-winning $5 Crosswords Scratch-Its ticket has made him $10,000 richer.
The win came after the man entered his eligible non-winning Scratch-It’s ticket into NSW Lotteries’ Scratch eClub second chance draw.
“I was just so surprised when I found out that I had won!” the man exclaimed.
“Although I enter the Scratch eClub draws, it’s hard to imagine actually winning $10,000 just for entering a second chance draw,” he added.
The win was a result of a special Scratch eClub promotion, which gave customers the chance to win $10,000 every day for one month.
“I don’t always get a chance to enter my tickets each month but I am very glad I made the time to enter this month,” the man said.
The man will share his $10,000 windfall with his father.
“Dad is retired now so he will be able to use the extra money to pay some bills.”
Every month Scratch eClub members are given the chance to turn their eligible non-winning NSW Lotteries Scratch-Its ticket into a winner. Scratch eClub is free to join and there are often a number of prizes to be won each month.
Players simply need to register as a Scratch eClub member online at www.scratcheclub.com/nsw.
NSW Lotteries Public Relations Manager Elissa Lewis said that the Scratch eClub monthly second chance draws are a great way for members to have additional chances to win.
“Scratch eClub members just need to enter their eligible non-winning NSW Lotteries Instant Scratch-Its tickets into the monthly second chance draw for another chance to win,” Ms Lewis said.
“Just don’t forget to hold onto your ticket, you will need it to claim your prize,” she added.
“There’s $10,000 up for grabs in the February draw so get scratching!”