Bathurst father to 'Live the Life' with Instant Scratch-Its weekly fun fund!

Imagine receiving $1000 in your bank account each and every week for five years! That’s what a Bathurst father is looking forward to after scratching one of four top prizes on the $5 Live the Life Black Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The happy dad admitted he was a nightmare to buy gifts for so always asked for Instant Scratch-Its tickets on special occasions.

“I’m still a bit in shock! This is surreal! I can’t believe it!” the man exclaimed.

“I’m a very hard person to buy for so I tell my kids for my birthday and Christmas to buy me scratchies – so this year my daughter did just that for my Christmas gift.

“I started scratching the tickets and I won $20 on one, and given it was Christmas I’d had a couple of drinks, so I put them aside and didn’t realise I’d won anything else, but thought I’d better check it again later.

“It wasn’t until the middle of the next day that I double-checked them and then realised hey, wow there’s a winner here!”

The man admitted he had kept a very close eye on his winning ticket until he submitted his claim and couldn’t wait to start receiving the $1000 prize instalments.

“Because of the holidays and the public holidays I couldn’t bring the ticket in to claim it right away so I’ve been guarding it – sleeping with it in my pillow case!” he laughed.

“I just haven’t left it out of my sight. Even if I ducked down the road for 10 minutes I’ll take it with me and keep checking my pocket! But now it’s a relief to swap it for my prize of $1000 a week.”

The top prize winning $5 Instant Scratch-Its Live the Live Black ticket was purchased from Silva’s Newsagency, Shop 3 in Centrepoint Bathurst, 177 Howick Street in Bathurst.

Silva’s Newsagency manager Vicki Howard said the store’s team was very excited to have sold a top prize Scratch-It ticket.

“We love it when our customers win something. We have many prize winning tickets under our belt, including first division lotto and others,” she said.

“It’s lovely to see someone win something, and for it to go to a father with a family is perfect.

“Live the Life is the Scratch-It I always thought I would want to win!”

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

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