Friday 9 May, 2014 - A man in his 30s who purchased an Instant Scratch-Its ticket in Hornsby said he’s truly set for life after he scratched the top prize on a $5 ticket.
The ecstatic winner explained he was a bundle of nerves when he realised he’d won the top prize of $100,000 a year for 10 years on the Instant Scratch-Its Set for Life ticket.
“I actually bought the winning ticket on my lunch break but I didn’t scratch it until I was on the train on the way home that afternoon,” the overjoyed winner said.
“When I saw that I’d won, I started to shake and broke out into a sweat! I quickly looked around to see if anyone on the train could tell that I was a shaking mess.
“Once I got home I had a couple of drinks to celebrate my windfall!
“It really was the day my life changed. I’m a bit of a battler and this set me up for life!
“I’m going to use my prize money to buy myself a property. I never thought I would ever have my own place!”
The winning Instant Scratch-Its Set for Life ticket was purchased at Hornsby Mall Newsagency, Shop 1 in Florence Street Mall, 33 Florence Street in Hornsby.
The latest Instant Scratch-Its Set for Life ticket is now on sale in NSW Lotteries outlets.
It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.