Wednesday 9 April, 2014 - A Noosa man had two reasons to celebrate recently after the Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket he received as a birthday present from his wife won the $250,000 top prize!
“I scratched the ticket at home on the morning of my birthday,” the excited winner explained.
“After I’d finished, I looked at it and thought that’s a lot of zeros. I turned to my wife and said, ‘I think I just won $250,000!’
“Of course she didn’t believe me. We then spent the next half an hour looking at the ticket saying to each other in disbelief, ‘There’s no way we could have won. There must be a catch’. But there wasn’t; we’d scratched the top prize!”
The winner’s wife said they ended up having a double celebration that night!
“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to top that birthday present,” she exclaimed.
The winning man said he didn’t let his winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket out of his sight; taking it everywhere with him until he was able to claim the $250,000 instant windfall.
“We’re renting at the moment so we’re going to use our prize money to buy our own home!” the overjoyed winner said.
The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket was purchased at Noosa Village News, Shop 12 in Noosa Village Shopping Centre, Gibson Road in Noosaville.