Tell him he's not dreaming! $50,000 'leg up' for Instant Scratch-Its top prize winner!

A Fernvale man was so convinced he was dreaming after scratching the top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket, he gave himself a slap to see if he’d wake up!

The winner in his 20s said he was over the moon when he realised it wasn’t a fantasy and he really was $50,000 richer!

“I’m so happy right now!” the winner exclaimed.

“I went out and bought myself a scratchie in the morning and I scratched it as soon as I got home.

“After I finished scratching the ticket, I looked at it and saw that I’d won the top prize! I know everyone says this, but I couldn’t believe it... I actually slapped myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming!

“When I knew I wasn’t and I had scratched $50,000 I started calling all my family to tell them the news!

“This really is an amazing win for me and my partner. We were talking a few weeks ago and said how incredible it would be if we won a big prize and now we have!

“It’s a real leg up in life for us and will help us greatly. We’ll think about what we’ll do with the money but I know we’d like to spoil our daughter a little.”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket was purchased at Nextra Fernvale, 1455 Brisbane Valley Highway in Fernvale.

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