A Coopers Plains couple have had their lives changed in an instant after scratching their way to a $24,000 Instant Scratch-Its win on Friday evening.

The winning $5 24k Gold Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Sunnybank Plaza News & Casket, Shop 54A Sunnybank Plaza, Cnr Mains Road and McCullough Street, Sunnybank.

Confirming the incredible win with us today, the Brisbane couple admitted while they’d wanted to cry out in celebration, they had to keep quiet so as not to wake up their sleeping children.

“We were just winding down after a long day, discussing what had happened and scratching a couple of Instant Scratch-Its tickets when we realised we’d just won $24,000,” the winning man explained.

“The kids had only just gone to bed though, so we couldn’t even scream! We just stared at each other in disbelief.

“We’ve always jokingly said, “oh look, I won $50,000” when scratching an Instant Scratch-Its, but this time we had actually won!

“It’s come at a great time as we’re looking at buying a new car and this will help us moving forward.

“This win really made our day.”

Sunnybank Plaza News & Casket owner Cang Thac Vu said they were so excited as it was the first major prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket sold in-store.

“We are thrilled to have sold a winning ticket, it’s a first for the store and now we just can’t wait to sell another,” he said.

“We’d like to congratulate the winner and wish them all the best in the future.”