A Colac man is planning to have a big BBQ during Easter with his friends to celebrate winning one of the top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The winning $2 ticket was purchased at Colac Lotto, 146 Murray Street, Colac.

Sharing his excitement with us this morning, the Victorian man said he didn’t buy tickets very often and so the win came as a shock.

“I was very excited when I found out about the win,” he laughed.

“I don’t play very much so it was a bit of a shock.

“This is the biggest prize I have ever won!

“It is amazing. I am really, really happy about it!

“Thank you so much”

The dedicated working man said rather than celebrating his win straight away, he was heading back to work for the day. 

“I haven’t celebrated yet. I will wait until Easter,” he explained

“I will invite all of my friends over and have a huge BBQ. They can pick whatever food they want and I’ll get it!”

When we asked how he planned to use his win, the elated man admitted he had a few ideas of how to spend it.

“I am going to buy a car and then I will give some to my family,” he declared.

Colac Lotto owner Ros Monaghan said she was thrilled to have made another one of her customers a happy winner.

“We are all very excited,” Ros said.

“He came in with some smaller winning tickets and then bought some more and scratched them in store and that’s when he scratched the winning ticket.

“It was so exciting to be able to share that moment with him.

“It’s another great win for us! 

“This has proven we are still a lucky store and hopefully this means we have more big wins very soon.

“We are thrilled for our customer and wish him all the best with his prize.”