A Dandenong man’s quiet dinner at home quickly turned into a night he will never forget after he scratched a $250,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The top winning $10 Triple Match Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Dandenong Plaza Lotto, Kiosk 3K8, Dandenong Plaza, Corner McCrea Street & Walker Street, Dandenong.

“It’s wonderful!” the winning man revealed when we confirmed his instant win.

“It happened last Friday before the long weekend. I went to pick up some Chinese food for dinner, and on my way, I decided to buy a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“I won $10 on that Instant Scratch-Its ticket and decided to use the winnings to buy a $10 Triple Match Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“I took it home and scratched it. I wasn’t too sure how much I’d won.

“Three days later I took it back to Dandenong Plaza Lotto to check. They told me I’d won a top prize and told me to claim it at The Lott headquarters because it was so big.

“I wasn't truly sure I’d won $250,000 for three whole days!

“I’m not too sure what I’ll spend the money on, but it will be put to good use.”

The Dandenong Plaza Lotto team said they’re over the moon for their local, regular customer and wish him all the best with his exhilarating prize.