$30K Instant Scratch-Its win has Colac couple jumping for joy!

Wednesday 17 August 2016 - A married couple from Colac, a small city in the Western District of Victoria, were jumping for joy when a birthday gift of some $2 Instant Scratch-Its tickets turned into a $30,000 birthday surprise!

The wife decided to create a unique gift this year for her husband’s milestone birthday and bought a bunch of $2 Instant Scratch-Its tickets, one for every candle on his birthday cake.

“Even when you’re starring right at it, you still can’t believe it! Normally we scratch a $3 prize, not $30,000!” the wife exclaimed.

“My husband was turning a milestone age, so I thought I’d buy him just as many Instant Scratch-Its tickets and pin them on to a cork board! I also arranged the tickets in the shape of his birthday number.

“He was scratching the tickets and he got a few $3 prizes here and there and he was down to the last probably six tickets and that’s when the $30,000 winning ticket popped up – he said ‘WOW! Look at that! I think we’ve got a match!’

“And then next thing we know, we were jumping around the lounge room! “I said to him ‘That’s the best present I’ve ever given you! And I’m probably never going to top that!’”

The happy couple purchased their top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $2 ticket at Colac Lotto, 146 Murray Street in Colac.

 The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.

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.