An attempt to escape the winter cold has landed a $25,000 Instant Scratch-Its
win for a resident in the Moreton Bay Region.
The Woodford man scored one of the top prizes on a $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket bought locally from Clews Newsagency in Archer St.
“I had gone shopping and bought a few things, and I had $2 leftover,” he explained. “So I decided to use that change to buy a scratchie.
“It was so cold, so I went outside and sat in the sun and scratched the ticket. That’s when I realised I won! I couldn’t believe it.
“I had to go straight back to the newsagency to check. When they told me it was true, I was gobsmacked! It was surreal! I still don’t really know how to feel!”
When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, the man said he wanted to put it to good use.
“I am trying to decide what to do with my prize. I think I will put it in the bank for a while until I can think of something I really want or need,” he shared.
“When the weather warms up, I would like to take a few days to enjoy the heat and go to the beach. I might do some celebrating with my family this weekend too.”
Clews Newsagency owner Andrew Clews was delighted for his regular customer: “It has been a while since we sold a major prize, so it’s fabulous news,” he said. “The winner is a regular, so we couldn’t be happier for him.
“Hopefully he enjoys his prize and can do something nice to celebrate. Fingers crossed we are on a lucky streak, and we have some more major prize wins.”
Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, there were 151 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across the Lott’s jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $11.8 million in top prizes. For more visit thelott.com.
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