A Tweed Heads man says he won’t truly believe his luck until $100,000 arrives in his bank account.
He’s spent hours checking and rechecking his Instant Scratch-Its ticket, which landed him the top prize over the weekend.
The $5 ticket was purchased at IGA Tweed Heads.
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He says the money will do wonders for him!
“I really love the Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords tickets. I play them quite regularly. They’re my favourite,” he told The Lott.
“When I first scratched the winning ticket, I couldn’t believe it. I sat there, staring at the ticket for hours, checking it repeatedly.
“I didn’t want to tell anyone until I knew for sure. But I couldn’t keep it from my wife. I was too excited!
“When I told her the news, she was very overwhelmed.
“She kept telling me that it was a novelty ticket or some kind of scam. She couldn’t believe it and I really couldn’t believe it either.
“After it was confirmed, I felt relief more than anything. I was quite nervous waiting to see if I really had won the top prize.
“A win like this completely changes your life! This will do wonders.
“It’s a really special win, especially because it’s right before Christmas. It’s magnificent!
“We are really pleased. We are going to go to a fancy restaurant to celebrate this weekend,” the man said.