A semi-retired Goolwa man couldn’t contain his shock when his wife scratched a $150,000 top prize win on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket, causing him to tumble off his chair in disbelief.

The $10 Jumbo Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Goolwa Pharmacy, Goolwa Village Shopping Centre, 9-11 Hutchinson St and Beach Road, Goolwa.

The dynamic duo relayed how their instant win came to be when we called to confirm this morning.

“It’s unbelievable. We couldn’t believe it!” the South Australian man explained.

“We enjoy treating ourselves to two or three Instant Scratch-Its tickets a week and my wife particularly enjoys the Crosswords tickets.

“We were sitting in our living room one day and my wife kept scratching the words off the Jumbo Crosswords ticket.

“At first, we thought we had won $15,000 but then I counted back the tickets and noticed there were 13 words! That’s when it hit me that we won $150,000!

“I counted all the words multiple times to double-check that we had in fact won $150,000. I immediately fell off my chair. I couldn’t believe it.

“We’ve bought tickets in X Lotto but personally have had more wins on the Instant Scratch-Its tickets. We’ve won $250 before, and we thought that was big, but this is next level.

“Thank you so much. This has come at the most perfect time.”

With $150,000 offering the potential for a new car, paid off mortgage or a lavish holiday, the South Australians had one thing in mind with their prize.

“We will put it towards our future, and it will boost our retirement plans,” he shared.

“We look forward to celebrating this win in the near future!”

Goolwa Pharmacy assistant manager Toni said she was absolutely thrilled to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to a local family.

“That’s awesome! Absolutely amazing news! Well done to the family and we’re so happy to hear they’ve taken home $150,000 with a ticket purchased at our outlet,” she said.

“We recently sold a division one winning entry to another local Goolwa couple in Saturday X Lotto and they took home $1.9 million. That was in late January, this year.

“I don’t believe we’ve sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket before though, so this is great news.

“Congratulations to the winning couple and we wish them all the best with their prize. We hope it allows them to make some of their dreams come true.”