With Father’s Day, one of the most popular days for gifting Instant Scratch-Its tickets, just around the corner, we’ve been busy crunching the numbers and are excited to share where the top prizes landed last financial year. 

Between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021, there were 176 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across Australia (excluding WA). This happy bunch collectively took home more than $14.17 million in prize money. 

During this same time, Instant Scratch-Its players enjoyed more than 31.2 million wins across all prize tiers worth more than $274.31 million. This equates to more than $750,000 won on Instant Scratch-Its every day! 

The latest data found Queensland took out the top spot for the most big wins last financial year, with 72 top prizes totaling more than $6.6 million in prize money. 

Meanwhile, New South Wales claimed 41 top prizes wins totaling more than $3.3 million, while Victorian players enjoyed 38 top prize wins collectively worth more than $2.8 million.

The number and value of Instant Scratch-Its top prizes by state during FY21
State/ Territory Number of top prizes won Total value of top prizes
Queensland 72 $6,647,147.00
New South Wales 41 $3,381,105.00
Victoria 38 $2,868,042.00
Tasmania 12 $701,063.00
South Australia 9 $338,021.00
ACT 3 $210,000.00
Northern Territory 1 $25,000.00
Total 176 $14,170,378.00

The latest research also reveals the top prize postcodes for the past twelve months – the suburbs in each state that sold more than one top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its.

The postcodes where multiple top-prize winning Instant Scratch-Its were sold during FY21
State/Territory Postcode Suburb Number of top prizes Total of top prizes
Queensland 4680 Gladstone/Tannum Sands/ Calliope 5 $385,000.00
Queensland 4122 Mount Gravatt 3 $610,000.00
Queensland 4558 Maroochydore 2 $350,000.00
Queensland 4510 Caboolture 2 $270,000.00
New South Wales 2153 Baulkham Hills 2 $225,000.00
Queensland 4109 Sunnybank Hills 2 $200,000.00
New South Wales 2285 Edgeworth 2 $160,000.00
Queensland 4170 Cannon Hill 2 $160,000.00
Queensland 4745 Dysart 2 $108,000.00
Queensland 4350 Westbrook/Toowoomba 2 $102,021.00
Queensland 4301 Redbank/Redbank Plains 2 $50,000.00
Victoria 3219 Newcomb/Breakwater 2 $50,00.000
Victoria 3043 Tullamarine 2 $35,000.00
Victoria 3550 Kennington 2 $18,000.00
South Australia 5000 Adelaide 2 $12,021.00
Tasmania 7109 Huonville 2 $4,042.00

While we saw pockets of wins in some states, regions and postcodes last financial year, it’s important to remember that a win can land anywhere. 

With Instant Scratch-Its tickets being gifted to dads across the country in the coming weeks, we're sure to be chatting to some happy top prize winners!