A Redbank Plains man has kissed the Monday blues goodbye and says he can’t think of a better way to start the week than winning $25,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

The Ipswich resident scored one of the top prizes on a $2 ticket that he purchased from NightOwl Fernbrook, Shop 4, 163 Alawoona Street, Redbank Plains. 

Confirming the exciting news with us this afternoon, the man said the revelation was still sinking in. 

“The other night I just went to the shop to grab a few groceries and I decided to try my luck on a couple of $2 scratchies,” he explained. 

“When I got home I scratched them straight away and there it was, $25,000 on one of them! 

“I didn’t believe it. I thought I was going mad. 

“It wasn’t until I went back to the store the next day and they confirmed the news for me that I let myself get excited. 

“It was such a shock! The best way to start the week.” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his instant windfall, the young man said it would allow him to get ahead. 

“It’s certainly a big help for me,” he said. 

“I am going to pay a few bills which will be a nice relief and then I will put it towards a deposit on a home. 

“It’s going to be great!” 

NightOwl Fernbrook owner Mandeep Arora said the win marked a major milestone for the outlet. 

“This is the first top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket we’ve sold so we are very excited,” he said. 

“We certainly hope this is the beginning of plenty more for our customers. 

“Congratulations to our winner. We hope he really enjoys his prize!”