A Rutherford shopper has had their Christmas wish come true after scratching one of the top prizes of $100,000 on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

But who the winner is and how they plan to use their instant windfall will forever remain a mystery, as the ticketholder has chosen to remain completely anonymous and celebrate in private.

With the winner’s bank balance set to balloon by $100,000 this week, there is no doubt this Rutherford shopper had extra reasons to celebrate this New Year.

We are unsure if our Instant Scratch-Its top prize winner received their winning ticket for Christmas or as a New Year’s gift, but I’m sure all their 2019 dreams are closer to becoming a reality now with $100,000 about to hit their bank account!

Imagine starting the New Year knowing you’ve won a $100,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-its! In the past other Instant Scratch-Its winners have gone on incredible holidays, paid off their mortgages or bought flash new cars.

The winning $5 Christmas Wish Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Rutherford Marketplace Newsagency, Shop 8, Rutherford Marketplace, Rutherford.

Rutherford Marketplace Newsagency employee Cherokee Hall said the outlet was thrilled to have made on their customers $100,000 richer.

“That is really exciting! We haven’t had a win for a few years so we were certainly due for one,” she exclaimed.

“We are ecstatic for our customer! What a great time of year to win. Congratulations to them!

“Hopefully we can make some of our other customer’s big winners soon!”