An Avoca man who always had an inkling he’d win a top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket was happy to discover he scored a life-enhancing $100,000 win.

The top prize winning $5 Instants Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Chippindalls Newsagency, 116 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg.

“I’ve still got butterflies in my stomach! It’s going to take some time to sink in,” the winning man exclaimed when confirming his win with us.

“I have a feeling this win was meant to happen! It was meant to be me this time.

“It’s going to completely change my life.

“At first, I thought I’d won $50 and I would have been stoked with that!

“Then I kept looking and realised, ‘oh my god, it’s $100,000!’.

“To have a win like this just before Christmas is the best present I could have ever asked for.

“Thanks so much!”

Chippindalls Newsagency manager Amanda Zunker said she was thrilled to hear one of their customers had received an early Christmas present.

“Wow! Hope it was one of our regulars,” she laughed.

“We sold a division one winning entry in Saturday Gold Lotto earlier in the year, but as they say, it’s been a long time between drinks. It’s great to see another big win.

“We wish our winner all the very best with their prize, and how lovely to win at this time of year!”