Townsville retiree revels in top prize Instant Scratch-Its win!

Friday 1 May 2015 - A retiree from the Townsville area was in a state of disbelief after winning one of the multiple $8,000 top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its $2 Year of the Goat ticket!

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, admitted that the top prize win has been a whirlwind experience for him!

“I received the ticket as a birthday present but I delegated the scratching duties to my wife,” the winner explained.

“She said that I had won eight dollars but when I checked the ticket, I said to her, ‘Don’t you mean $8,000!’.

“All my children called to congratulate me. I think they were just trying to butter me up for a loan!” the winner joked.

The winner said his $8,000 top prize windfall was heading directly to his bank account.

“I went on a few small trips last year and so I’ll replenish the savings!”

The winning ticket was purchased at Willows Newsagency, Shop 48 in Willows Shopping Centre in Kirwan.

It could happen in an instant. It could happen to you.