Cairns man scratches $250,000 top prize!

Thursday 19 September, 2013 - A Cairns man in his 30s said he’s been floating on air since he scratched the $250,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 Crosswords ticket! 

“I just can’t believe it. I feel like I have the golden ticket!” the winner exclaimed. 

“When I was scratching the Instant Scratch-Its ticket, I realised I had a few words but I thought, ‘I’m not going to stop now to count how many’. 

“When I finished and saw just how many words I’d scratched, I started to shake and freak out! 

“I asked a family member to come and count how many words I’d revealed in case I’d made a mistake. 

“I couldn’t believe that I’d scratched $250,000. My feet haven’t touched the ground since then!” 

The Instant Scratch-Its winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said he celebrated winning $250,000 with a few beers. 

“I’m going to pay off the house with my top prize and do something special with the family.” 

The winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 Crosswords ticket was purchased at North Cairns News and Casket, 361 – 363 Sheridan Street in Cairns.