A Hurstville pensioner says he thought his new glasses were playing a trick on him when he scratched a $10,000 prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket he bought himself for Christmas. 

The top prize winning $1 Sunny Money Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Hurstville Lotteries, Shop 17, Hurstville Central, 225H Forest Road, Hurstville. 

“I was getting my new glasses and walking past the newsagent at Hurstville. I went in and thought I’d grab myself some Instant Scratch-Its tickets,” the Sydneysider explained. 

“I scratched them on Christmas Eve, and the one with the $10,000 prize was the last ticket I scratched. 

“I kind of scratched it and thought, ‘gee, I think I’ve won that’. 

“But with my new glasses, I wasn’t sure. So I checked it again a bit later on, and I could still see I’d won. 

“I’ve played Instant Scratch-Its for years, and this is certainly the biggest win I’ve ever had. 

“I told my family on Christmas Day, and they were thrilled. 

“It’s the best Christmas present I’ve had for a long time!” 

“It made my Christmas. It’s come at just the right time. 

“I’ll be able to sort out a few bills and save the rest for something special.”