Stomach-flipping $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win!

A man from the Mornington Peninsula had an extra special birthday treat when he scratched a $100,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket!

The happy man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said this year he received a number of Instant Scratch-Its tickets in birthday cards from family and friends.

“What an incredible gift to have pulled out a $100,000 windfall from a pile of birthday scratchies!” the man exclaimed.

“When I first scratched it I thought, ‘No, it can’t be me,’ so I took it straight into my newsagency and the staff scanned my ticket through the lottery terminal. They said to me, ‘Oh my! I think you better go into Tatts!’

“My stomach did a massive flip! You beauty! And needless to say I took the rest of the day off work.

“I celebrated by shopping for a new suit and going out for a nice dinner!

“It’s a big shock and a big help to suddenly have $100,000 topping up your bank account, but I plan to keep most of it as a bit of a rainy day fund.

“I can live a little bit more comfortably now and do all the little things that make a big difference. I’d love to plan a holiday to Europe as well.”

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket was purchased at Mountain Gate Newsagency in the Mountain Gate Shopping Centre on Ferntree Gully Road in Ferntree Gully.

The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at Tatts outlets.

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