Sydney man scores $250,000 birthday present!

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.