Burnside man beaming over breathtaking $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
A Burnside man is thanking his last-minute decision to purchase a different Instant Scratch-Its ticket to one he originally wanted after scratching a $100,000 top prize win.
The South Australian’s $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Firle Newsagency, Shop 7, 193 Glynburn Road, Firle.
“It’s quite a funny story, actually!” the winning man exclaimed when speaking with us.
“You know, I don’t really purchase Instant Scratch-Its very often.
“I usually buy a couple of $10 Instant Scratch-Its for my wife if we have a smaller win on a lottery.
“This time, the person behind the counter gave me a different kind by mistake, and when they asked me if I wanted to swap them out for the ones I initially wanted, I decided not to.
“Good thing I didn’t because we won the top prize off it!
“I was having a little nap on the lounge while my wife was scratching the Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“My wife woke me up yelling, ‘Guess what?!’ The ticket you bought me won $10,000!’
“Then my adult daughter corrected her, ‘No mum, it’s $100,000!”
“When I heard that, I sat up and jokingly said, ‘In that case, that must be my ticket.’
“We were in shock.
“The best part is, even after all that, I was still a bit unsure of the amount.
‘I just kept the ticket in the glove box of my car until I claimed it.
“I know we’re going to share this win with our family, maybe go on a holiday with our adult children.
“My wife and I have already been to dinner to celebrate.
His $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Firle Newsagency, Shop 7, 193 Glynburn Road, Firle.
The Firle Newsagency team are over-the-moon for their winner and wish them all the best with their prize.