Ringwood man reveals $100,000 top prize on Instant Scratch-Its ticket!

Thursday 21 January 2016 - A man in his 30’s from the eastern Melbourne suburb of Ringwood has received ‘the most wonderful Christmas gift ever’; an Instant Scratch-Its ticket that had a $100,000 top prize beneath the scratch panel!

The happy man said he’d received the top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket from an anonymous customer who was thanking him for his great customer service and wishing him a merry Christmas.

“I was touched when I received a bunch of Instant Scratch-Its tickets from one of my customers. I won about $20 on the first one, and thought ‘SCORE!’ so you can imagine my reaction when I scratched the $100,000 top prize on the next ticket!” the winning man exclaimed.

“It would have to be the most wonderful Christmas gift I’ve ever received!

“After I revealed the top prize I kept questioning myself ‘did that really just happen?’ as I flipped the Instant Scratch-Its ticket back and forth, reading the back and checking the front.

“I’ve been walking around with it in the pocket of my pants ever since. I kept putting my hand in my pocket to check it was still there. It gives me new meaning to the saying ‘it’s burning a hole in your pocket’!” he laughed.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the windfall would mean he could now create the family home of his dreams.

“We’re building our house at the moment but now it really can be our dream home! We’re so pumped!” the man exclaimed.

“There’s a few bells and whistles that we just couldn’t justify splurging on before. Instead of second-guessing ourselves we can just say that’s what I reeeeally actually want and make it happen!”

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from Shoppingtown Lotto, Kiosk KG14 at Westfield Doncaster, 619 Doncaster Road in Doncaster.

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