A Bli Bli couple might not have won their game of golf on the weekend, however, they will be living it up with an extra $1,000 a week for five years after scoring the top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The top prize winning $5 Live the Life Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Infinity News Bli Bli, Shop 8 River Markets, 314-328 David Low Way, Bli Bli. 

Speaking with our team this morning, the Sunshine Coast man explained how the couple discovered their instant win. 

“We have a little tradition of playing a game of golf and then going and buying a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets,” he explained. 

“We usually win a few dollars here and there, but we’ve never won anything big before. 

“My partner had scratched her tickets already and was sitting beside me waiting for me to finish mine. 

“I had scratched two Live the Life symbols but was almost finished scratching the ticket and so I thought ‘oh, well, this isn’t a winner’. 

“But then I finished scratching the ticket and saw I actually had all three symbols. 

“I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal. 

“I didn’t tell my partner, I just asked her to check the ticket for me. 

“She actually didn’t realise at first, she’d thought we’d won $1,000 and was so excited, but then I told her to look at it again. 

“We went absolutely berserk after that! There were plenty of profanities and lots of screaming and cheering. 

“We’ve been feeling nervous waiting for the prize to be paid. 

“It’s so exciting. 

“This is a dream!” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his windfall, the stoked bloke said he couldn’t wait to live life to the fullest. 

“We have a fair bit to do around the house,” he declared. 

“There are certain jobs I have been putting off doing because I hate doing them, but now I don’t have to! Instead, I am going to pay someone to do them for me. 

“We will go on a few holidays around Australia too and visit all of our family.” 

Infinity News Bli Bli manager Sue Stephens said she the entire team was celebrating the win. 

“It’s fantastic news,” she said. 

“The winners are locals and regular customers, so we couldn’t be more thrilled. 

“It’s great news for our local community too! 

“We haven’t had a major win in a while, so we really hope this is the start of a winning streak. 

“We are really happy for our winners and wish them all the best with our prize.”