Monday 6 May, 2013 - A local dad’s snap decision to buy a $10 Instant Scratch-Its ticket has won him the top prize of $300,000!
The elated winner explained to a Golden Casket official that he only bought the winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket because it was the last one in the row.
“I asked for just one $10 Instant Scratch-Its ticket but when I realised there were only two left in the chute, I said to the retailer that I’ll take the last ticket as well. I just couldn’t leave it behind,” the winner explained.
“When I scratched the ticket, I thought I’d won a thousand dollars and I was stoked. Then I had another look at the ticket and realised I’d won $300,000!
“I sent a text message to my wife at work and told her to call me. When she rang me back I said to her, ‘You’re going to be happy when you get home tonight’. She asked why and that’s when I told her that I’d just won $300,000.
“She didn’t believe me at all so I took a photo of the winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket and sent the picture to her!” the excited winner said.
The instant winner already has plans for his $300,000 windfall which include looking after the bills, the mortgage and his kids’ education.
The winning ticket was purchased from Lillybrook Newsagency, Shop 20 in the Lilly Brook Shopping Centre, Corner of Brickswork and Old Gympie Roads in Kallangur.