Kallangur handyman pockets a handy $100,000 prize!

Thursday 31 January, 2013 - A man from Kallangur has won the top prize of $100,000 with a $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket!

The 49-year-old Northside handyman said in all his years of buying Instant Scratch-Its, he never dreamed of scratching the big prize.

“I’ve been buying one $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket with my daily newspaper every day for 20 years,” he said.

“When I scratched this ticket while I was on the job I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

“I had to ask one of the young blokes working for me to double check what the prize was!”

The man said he doesn’t plan on doing anything too extravagant with his extra hundred grand.

“I think I’ll just leave this money in the bank for now, probably in a term deposit,” the winning man said.

“Maybe I’ll play a few extra rounds of golf to celebrate.

“I was lucky my home escaped the flood waters, so it seems like this has been an extra lucky week for me.”

The man has chosen not to have his name published.

The winning $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from Kallangur News, 1406 Anzac Avenue in Kallangur.