An Adelaide Hills man was happy to discover the Instant Scratch-Its ticket he purchased as a boredom buster did more than just that after he scratched a top prize worth $50,000 on a $4 Big Cheese Bingo ticket. 

The winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Rostrevor Pharmacy, Shop 1, 161 St Bernards Road, Rostrever. 

Speaking to our team today, the thrilled bloke confessed he had bought the entry to kill a bit of time during self-isolation. 

“I play Instant Scratch-Its quite often, whenever I have a bit of change in my pocket,” he said. 

“I usually play games like the $4 Bingo tickets and $5 Crosswords because they take a bit more time to play and help me pass the time. 

“With everything else closed at the moment and a bit more time to kill I made sure I picked up some scratchies when I went out. 

“I’ve never won anything like this before! It’s an added bonus of them helping me pass the time.” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his instant win the happy winner said it would be put to good use. 

“It’s certainly going to be a helpful boost during the current circumstances,” he explained. 

“I’ll probably put it towards a few bills and it will help make living a bit easier at the moment.” 

Rostrevor Pharmacy Store Manager Tom Tseregounes said he was thrilled to be able to celebrate the news with his customers. 

“It’s going to be great for our customers to hear some good news!” he exclaimed. 

“In light of the current situation everyone needs to hear something other than the negative news. I can’t wait to share with our customers that we’ve had a win and celebrate the good news. 

“It’s been a couple of years since we’ve sold a major prize so it has come at the perfect time. 

“We are so happy it has gone to someone who is going to enjoy it! 

“Congratulations to our winner!”