A Warrnambool local declared he had a ‘pretty good’ Christmas after scratching one of the top prizes of $10,000 on a $1 on a Santa’s Li’L Helper Instant Scratch-Its ticket he received as a gift. 

The winning $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Nextra Warrnambool, 145 Koroit St, Warrnambool. 

Sharing his excitement with an Instant Scratch-Its official today while confirming the win, the thrilled local confessed the winning ticket was the best Christmas gift he’d ever received. 

“I received it as a Christmas present from a family member,” he revealed. 

“I don’t usually play Instant Scratch-Its tickets so the win came as a huge surprise! 

“I had to look at it a few times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. I definitely didn’t believe it! 

“I haven’t told the family member who gave it to me that I’ve won yet either. I just wanted to make sure it was real before I said anything!” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his instant windfall, the festive winner confessed he had his sights set on a holiday. 

“I’ll definitely find a way to enjoy it!” he laughed. 

“I’ll spend it on all the usual things first like paying a bit more off the mortgage, but I’ll definitely use some of it to go away somewhere. 

“I’m not sure where yet as I haven’t thought that far but I will definitely enjoy some time off!”

Nextra Warrnambool manager Michele Sandland said she was delighted to discover her outlet had sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

“That’s amazing! How nice for the winner!” she exclaimed. 

“We had a great run of wins in 2018 as we sold multiple division one and top prizes that year.

“We’ve had a bit of a break from wins last year but we hope this is the start of another winning streak for us in 2020! 

“Congratulations to our winner!”