Friday 30 May, 2014 - A man from Greater Western Sydney will never forget turning twenty-one years old after he scratched the $250,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $10 ticket.
The stunned winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said a good mate gave him the Instant Scratch-Its ticket as a birthday present.
“I was at home the day after my 21st birthday party when I scratched the Instant Scratch-Its ticket,” the excited winner explained.
“When I saw that I’d won $250,000 I actually thought it was a joke because when my friend gave me the ticket he jokingly said, ‘Here I’ve got you 250 grand for your birthday!’
“I think it took me a good few hours before I finally believed I’d actually scratched the top prize and was $250,000 richer!”
The 21 year old winner said he plans to use his instant prize to buy himself his first home.
The winning Instant Scratch-Its $10 ticket was purchased at Kurmond Newsagency, 583 Bells Line of Road in Kurmond.
The latest Instant Scratch-Its $10 ticket is available now at NSW Lotteries outlets.
It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.