A Broken Hill man has discovered his very own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, scratching one of the top prizes of $10,000 on a $1 Luck of the Irish Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The winning ticket was purchased at Lindsays Auto & Essentials, 1 Blende Street, Broken Hill. 

“I was at home and scratched the ticket late last week,” he explained.

“I didn’t believe it when I saw that I’d won $10,000! I had to take it outside into the sun so I could read it properly and double check!

“I had been on a bit of a winning streak after I was gifted a few scratchies from a friend. 

“I cashed in the winning tickets for a few more and that’s when I won!

“It definitely took a little while for the news to sink in!”

Timing is everything and the winner told us his instant windfall couldn’t have arrived at a better moment in his life.

“The prize has come at a really great time, I only recently retired,” he said.

“We’re going to do some home renovations which will be a great little project for us.”

Lindsays Auto & Essentials employee Amie Regnier said she was thrilled to know the outlet had sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“I can’t wait to share the news with our customers!” she exclaimed.

“Congratulations to the winner, we hope they enjoy their prize!”