Launceston man plans home renos with $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its win

A Launceston retiree is planning some quick renovations to his home to ward off the winter chill after winning one of the $10,000 top prizes on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The happy man in his 80s, who purchased his winning ticket from Monaghan’s Lucky Agency, 68 St John Street, Launceston, confessed his win had come as a complete shock.
“I was walking down the street when I scratched the ticket and I couldn’t believe it!  I stopped dead in my tracks!  I had to look twice!” he exclaimed.
“Every weekend I buy a few Instant Scratch-Its when I go shopping. I try my luck by buying different tickets each time.  I’ve had a few wins, but nothing quite like this!
“I’ve kept a photocopy of the winning ticket to remember it by!”
The man plans to use his instant windfall to complete some quick home renovations that will keep this home warm this winter.
“It’s come at a good time for me,” he said.
“We’ve had some repairs we’ve been wanting to do to keep the home insulated and this will cover that nicely.”
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket at Monaghan’s Lucky Agency, 68 St John Street, Launceston.
Monaghan’s Lucky Agency owner Kevin Wade said he was thrilled one of his customers had won the top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its.
“It was great to see a local customer and regular player win the prize,” he exclaimed.
“The winner was so shocked when he won. He couldn’t believe it!
“It’s the second time we’ve sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket in the past 18 months.  One of our customers also won the $100,000 top prize on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its.
“Hopefully we’ll see our customers enjoy some more top prize wins!”
It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.