After discovering he won $10,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket, a Barmera man shared he raced straight to the car yard to buy himself a flash new set of wheels. 

 The winning $1 Mow Money Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Barmera Newsagency, 28 Barwell Avenue, Barmera.  

This morning, we called the winner, who relayed how the excitement unfolded.  

“I bought the ticket myself actually! I had some winnings on some other Instant Scratch-Its, so I cashed them in and grabbed a few more,” he explained.  

“Once I got home, I scratched them, and I couldn’t believe it when I saw I’d won $10,000!  

“The first thing I thought was, ‘you’ve got to be f***ing kidding me! This is unbelievable!’  

“I told my best mate, and he was absolutely gobsmacked. He kept asking me if it was a fake, but I kept saying, ‘no, this is real mate! It’s all real’.  

“I was stoked, I couldn’t stop laughing and cheering.  

“I had a few drinks that night to celebrate. It was good fun!”  

When asked how he planned to enjoy his instant win, the stoked bloke didn’t hesitate to reveal his plans.  

“I am going to get myself a new car,” he mentioned.  

“I’ve already been shopping and looked at a few, so I can’t wait to actually buy one!”  

Barmera Newsagency manager Trudie Biddle said she couldn’t be more thrilled for the winner.  

“He came in here to check his ticket and he was ecstatic,” she explained.  

“I was so glad to be able to congratulate him in person. It’s such an exciting win and we really couldn’t be happier for him.  

“We wish the winner all the very best and truly hope he enjoys it.  

“Fingers crossed we have some more big wins soon!”