Lucky Gold Coast man itching to pay cash for new car

A GOLD COAST man is excitedly shopping for a new car, after scratching a $50,000 prize.

The Palm Beach local says his current car is on its last legs and he can’t wait to hand over cash for his new purchase.

He claimed one of the top prizes on a $4 Flamingo Bingo Instant Scratch-Its, with the winning ticket ‘bought’ at at The Pines Lotto in Elanora using a  ‘Free Ticket’ prize he has previously won.


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“Can you believe I got this winning ticket using a ‘Free Ticket’ prize I won on another Instant Scratch-Its?” the man excitedly told a Golden Casket official.

“I started scratching the ticket right then and there, and right down the bottom matched all the numbers in a line.

“It couldn’t come at a better time. My car has pretty much had it so I’ve already started car shopping,” he explained.

“I look forward to seeing my bank account when the prize is paid and I can pay for my new car in cash.”

The Pines Lotto owner Anuj Verma said it was an auspicious win for his new outlet, which only opened its doors less than three months ago.

“It’s amazing news. What a great start for a new store,” he said.

“Hopefully this is the first of many wins for our customers and exciting times ahead.”

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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