An Elizabeth Downs man can now say his “up and down” weekend ended on a high after he scored $25,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The $2 Mint Money top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Craigmore Newsagency, Shop 6 & 18, Craigmore Village Shopping Centre, 176-190 Yorktown Road, Craigmore.

“It’s kind of a funny story.” the winning man cheered.

“We’ve had our eye on a new car for about 12 months. Over the weekend, we got given a really good price for our trade-in but found out we needed around $30,000 extra for the car we had our hearts set on.

“The same afternoon, we grabbed a couple Instant Scratch-Its and we took them home.

“We split them and scratched away, and my wife tossed hers aside after she had a quick look and told me that they weren’t winners.

“I had a look and noticed a smaller win, and when I looked at the other one, I saw a $25,000 win. I shouted, ‘oh my god!’!

“She misunderstood how it worked to get the top prize, so I took it to the outlet for clarity and sure enough!

“You could say it was a bit of an up and down weekend. We get a good deal on our old car, but we need more to get the car we want, then all of a sudden, we had it.

“I’m so happy I checked that ticket! Thank you so much.”

The Craigmore Newsagency team said they were over-the-moon to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.