Disbelief at Instant Scratch-Its win

Published 10:00am 3 January 2023

Disbelief at Instant Scratch-Its win
Words by Nick Crockford

A Burpengary man was left in a state of disbelief after scratching a top prize of $1000 a week for five years on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The Moreton Bay resident bought his winning $5 Live the Life Japan Instant Scratch-Its ticket at TSG Burpengary News, in Burpengary Plaza just before Christmas.

The Queenslander, who recently celebrated his birthday, admitted it was the best birthday surprise he’s ever received.

“I didn’t believe it at first,” he exclaimed. “I’m still waiting for the winning news to sink in.

“I scratched it around the time of my birthday. It’s definitely unforgettable! It’s the most I’ve ever won, so I don’t know how to comprehend it.

“I can’t believe I’ll be receiving $1,000 a week for the next five years. How cool.”

With the annuity prize about to start boosting his bank account, the man said it would help his mortgage.

Disbelief at Instant Scratch-Its win

“I’m going to put it towards house repayments and pay off some bills,” he said.

“I’m still deciding whether I would like to celebrate – I’ll probably keep it on the downlow!”

The TSG Burpengary News team couldn’t believe they had sold a top prize Instant Scratch-Its ticket and wished their winner all the best.

In Financial Year 2022, there were 139 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across The Lott’s jurisdictions taking home more than $14.51 million in top prizes.

During this same time, Instant Scratch-Its players had more than 28.7 million wins across all prize tiers worth more than $261 million.

The Lott operates and markets Australia’s leading lottery games customers know and love creating everyday winners, winning every day.

In FY22, more than 133.5 million winners took home more than $3.93 billion in prize money from their favourite games at The Lott, including select game name, select game name, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno, Super 66, Lotto Strike and Instant Scratch-Its.

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