Overdue home renos will finally be crossed off the to-do list for a Gorokan man after he won one of the $10,000 top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket he received as a gift. 

The top prize winning $1 Lucky Leprechaun ticket was purchased at Gorokan Newsagency, Shop 3, 62-64 Wallarah Road, Gorokan. 

Confirming his windfall with us this morning, the winner explained he thought his eyes were playing tricks on him when he saw he had won. 

“I still don’t believe it! It’s wonderful!” he exclaimed. 

“I scratched the ticket on Monday. I had received it as a gift! 

“I won $7 on my first lot of tickets so I went back to the newsagency to get some more and that’s when I scratched the $10,000 prize! 

“I was in utter disbelief. 

“I turned the ticket upside down and checked it over and over again. I couldn’t believe my eyes! 

“It’s wonderful, such great news!” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his instant windfall, the stoked winner had one thing on his mind. 

“We will use it to get some renovations done around the home,” he said. 

“There long overdue so it will be great to cross them off the list. 

“It’s come at a great time, that’s for sure!”