End-of-Financial-Year bonus for North Adelaide Accountant!

A northern Adelaide accountant has scored his own end-of-financial-year bonus after winning a $10,000 top prize on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket!

The man, who received the Instant Scratch-Its ticket as a present from his son said it was a very pleasant surprise to win.

“This is the first time… I’ve never won any big prizes before!” he exclaimed.

“Normally I play the Crosswords scratchies and the biggest prizes I’ve won are three or four words max - $15 and $27. “

I scratched this late last night after my son said, ‘You haven’t touched your scratchies yet’ and I wasn’t feeling particularly lucky!

“So I wasn’t expecting anything like that!

“My son joked around and cheekily suggested that if he’d known I was going to win the top prize he would have swapped it with one of his tickets.”

Despite the joking around, the devoted family-man was already planning to spend the win with his children and grandchildren.

“I’ve already spent a little on my grandson; he wanted an iPad so we went out today to buy one.

“And we’ve got a family wedding coming up too!

“We’ve broken the ice with this win… I’d love to win something even bigger next and I’d probably buy the children a house each!”

The generous man is also making plans for a holiday of his own.

“I could definitely do with a holiday, especially at this time of the year! I’d love to do a cruise to America and lash out with the on board entertainment!”

The northern Adelaide man and his happy family wish to remain anonymous.

The winning Instant Scratch-Its $1 ticket was purchased at Hollywood Plaza Newsagency, Shops 14 and 15 in Hollywood Plaza on 116 Winzor Street, Salisbury Downs.

Hollywood Plaza Newsagency employee Debbie Russell said it was a lovely surprise to discover the outlet had sold a winning Instant Scratch-Its.

“Oh we had no idea! Congratulations and best wishes to the winner!”

The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets is available now at SA Lotteries outlets.

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