Thursday 1 May, 2014 - A man who purchased his Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket in Mackay is celebrating after recently scratching the $250,000 top prize!
The winner said he bought the winning Instant Scratch-Its Crossword ticket to play while he enjoyed a coffee.
“I didn’t even realise I’d won $250,000 at first. I thought I’d won $10,000 and I was stoked!” the stunned winner explained.
“I decided I’d better check my ticket to make sure I hadn’t made a mistake. That’s when I discovered I hadn’t scratched one letter on my Crosswords ticket.
“When I counted all the revealed words again, I suddenly realised I had 10 words and had won a quarter-of-a-million dollars!”
The excited winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he plans to use his Instant Scratch-Its windfall to pay off his mortgage.
“I’m also going to buy a new car and take a much needed holiday!” he added.
The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords ticket was purchased at Nextra Express, Shop 2013 in Caneland Central Shopping Centre, Mangrove Road in Mackay.
The latest Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords Chocolate Covered ticket is out now!
It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.