A Biloela man is happily spending his spare time deciding how he’ll enjoy a surprise $100,000 he scratched on a $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The life-changing ticket was purchased at newsXpress Biloela, Shop 2B, Biloela Shoppingworld, Biloela. 

Confirming his exciting win with us today, the Central Queenslander revealed he had no idea he’d won $100,000 on his Instant Scratch-Its until he checked his ticket at the newsagency. 

“It was unbelievable,” he laughed. 

“I was so happy because I thought I’d won $10,000 and I was thinking about all the exciting things I’d do with my prize. 

“Then when I checked the ticket, I was blown away to learn I’d in fact won $100,000. 

“It really was the best surprise! I couldn’t be happier.” 

When asked how he’d enjoy his $100,000 prize, the happy winner said he would need to take some time to think about it. 

“I’ve never had a spare $100,000 so I really don’t know,” he laughed. 

“With all this spare time on my hands in isolation I can really think about it and come up with a plan! 

“It’s very exciting.” 

newsXpress Biloela employee Charmaine Bennett said she was thrilled for their local and regular customer. 

“It’s always exciting to sell winning tickets but even better when it goes to a local,” she said. 

“It’s great for our community to have this positive news. It just goes to show that big wins can land anywhere! 

“Congratulations to our winner! Enjoy deciding how you’ll use your prize.”