A Gold Coast man is planning to purchase his first home after winning a whopping $25,000 on an Instant Scratch-It.
The man, from Southport, scratched one of the top prizes on the $2 scratchie he bought from Spano’s Supa IGA at Crestwood Plaza in Molendinar.
Speaking to a Golden Casket official this afternoon to claim his prize, the man shared how he came to hold the winning scratchie.
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“I am moving houses at the moment and I was cleaning and came across an old ticket, so I thought I would take it into the newsagency to check it,” he explained.
“Turns out I won a few dollars and so I bought another Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“When I scratched it, I actually thought I had won $1,000 and I was so excited. But when I took it to the counter to claim my prize, the guy said ‘We can’t pay this sorry, it’s too much.’
“So I checked the ticket again and realised I hadn’t scratched it all and just thought ‘Holy sh*t! I won the top prize!’
When asked how he planned to spend his win, the man admitted he would use the money wisely.
“For now, I am going to put it in the bank to earn some interest,” he said.
“I am looking at buying a house, so I will eventually put it towards my mortgage.
“I will definitely celebrate. I will take the family out to dinner and then take the missus out for some fun.”