Newcastle man plans home renovation with $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its win!

A Newcastle man is preparing to complete some home renovations after winning $10,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket he was given for his birthday.
 
The surprised winner won one of the two $10,000 top prizes on a $1.10 Bowling Alley Bucks Instant Scratch-Its ticket bought at Lakeland Newsagency at Chipping Norton.
 
Despite winning on a Bowling Alley Bucks ticket, he admitted he wasn’t much of a bowler, much preferring golf and rugby league.  In fact, he also plans to use some of his prize money on a new golf bag branded with his favourite NRL team.
 
“It was a gift from my wife for my birthday.  She was down in Sydney and bought a few tickets,” the happy winner explained.
 
“I scratched them and realised I won $10,000! I couldn’t really believe it. I kept staring at the ticket. 
 
“I said to my wife ‘I think I’ve won $10,000!’, she said ‘rubbish!’.  But then she checked the ticket and even took it next door to our neighbour to get them to check it.
 
“We’re just really, really happy!”
 
The man explained that he and his wife had already begun some home renovations and would use the windfall to complete them.
 
“All of sudden we’ve won the money after spending the money!” he joked.
 
“The money won’t last too long, but will go a long way!”
 
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from Lakeland Newsagency, Shop 6, 94 Epsom Road, Chipping Norton.
 
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.