Young man cries tears of joy after winning $25,000 on scratchie

A YOUNG Gold Coast man who won $25,000 on an Instant Scratchie says he will repay those who’ve helped him by sharing some of his winnings.

The winner, aged in his 20s, said he cried tears of joy when he realised he’d won the top prize on his Instant Scratch-Its $1 ticket.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first scratched the ticket!” the winner exclaimed.


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“I even went to a nearby newsagent to get them to confirm what I was seeing; that I had a winning ticket.”

The happy winner said once he finally believed he had the top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket, he couldn’t part with it.

“I even slept with my winning ticket in my pocket until I could claim my prize!” he laughed.

“Now I’m going to go on a holiday and help those people who’ve helped me in the past.”

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $1 ticket was purchased at Labrador Park Newsagent, Shop 1-2, 100 Brisbane Road in Labrador.