Instant Scratch-Its birthday surprise in New Town!

A man from New Town was delighted when his birthday gift of a stack of $1 Instant Scratch-Its tickets, one for every candle on his cake, included the ticket with the top prize of $10,000!

The happy man couldn’t believe his eyes when he scratched the $10,000 top prize and counted all four zeros on the ticket.

“This year I received quite a novel birthday present of a stack of $1 scratchies to match my age and mark my milestone birthday,” the man explained.

“I was making my way through the pile, scratching each ticket and checking it when I got to the half way mark and realised I might have the $10,000 top winning ticket in front of me!

“I stopped scratching, left the other tickets for later, and walked straight out the door with my top prize winning ticket,” he laughed.

“I took it into the newsagency and asked them to double check it for me – I asked ‘Are you seeing what I’m seeing?’

“We counted the zeros again and again, but I still couldn’t believe it. I’ve never really won anything before! It was a big birthday surprise!

“With the $10,000 I plan to take a holiday to South America, which was a plan I’ve had in the works but I may never have made it that far.”

The winning $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from Newtown Plaza Newsagency, in the Newtown Plaza on 1 Risdon Road in New Town.

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

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