Instant Scratch-Its hullaballoo for Hampton Park man with $200,000 win
A Hampton Park man received the shock of a lifetime when he went to claim his prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket at The Lott headquarters thinking he’d won only $20,000 - but instead he’d won $200,000.
The top prize-winning $15 Jumbo Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Hampton Park Lotto, Kiosk 1, 55 Hallam Road, Hampton Park.
When we dialled the Melburnian to confirm the instant windfall, he was still recovering from the revelation.
“It’s a massive shock for my partner and I!” he chuckled.
“We didn’t know that we’d won $200,000 until we visited The Lott head office yesterday to claim the top prize!
“We visited a newsagency to see if we had won anything and they told us the win was over $4,000, but they weren’t too sure how much and that we would have to visit The Lott head office.
“At first, we thought we’d won $20,000, so it was a nice surprise to find out that we had won $200,000 instead.
“We do enjoy playing Instant Scratch-Its tickets now and then. We don’t usually purchase the $15 Crosswords Book, but we’re super pleased we did.”
With $200,000 about to land in his bank account, the regular Instant Scratch-Its player said it allow them to be mortgage-free.
“We can pay off the home loan which is great news,” he shared.
“There’s no doubt that we’ll celebrate over some dinner tonight – keep it casual!”
Hampton Park Lotto owner Annabelle Johnstone said she was ecstatic to have sold the top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to a local family.
“This is incredible news for our outlet, local community, and top prize Instant Scratch-Its winner! We couldn’t be happier to have changed the lives of another one of our customers,” she said.
“We’ve sold division one winning entries in all other lottery games but have been patiently waiting to sell a top prize in an Instant Scratch-Its ticket. This completes a full set for Hampton Park Lotto!
“Last year in October, we sold a division one winning entry in Oz Lotto to a local family, so it’s wonderful to see another family win big after supporting us.
“Congratulations to the top prize Instant Scratch-Its winner and we hope it allows you to fulfil all your dreams!”