A Pakenham couple is looking forward to saying goodbye to mortgage repayments after paying off their mortgage completely with their $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its top prize win.

The $5 Treasures of Aztec Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Rogers Family Lotto, Kiosk 16b, Heritage Springs Shopping Centre, 173-175 McGregor Road, Pakenham.

“We’re so happy!” the winning woman laughed when speaking with us this morning.

“I bought the ticket on behalf of my husband, and we scratched it at home together last Friday.

“He had to read the instructions a couple of times to make sure we’d actually won $100,000!

“We gathered some family members over the weekend and celebrated together. We can’t believe it.

“We’ve already paid off the mortgage with the prize.

“It’s so surreal how life can change instantly with a win like this!”

Rogers Family Lotto owner Melinda Rogers said it was the first top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket the outlet had sold.

“It’s absolutely fantastic! We can’t believe we’ve sold an Instant Scratch-Its ticket worth $100,000 to a local family, and it’s our first one! We’re sure it’s the start to many more,” she said.

“The lovely lady came in to confirm her win the other day with us, and she said to me, ‘You’re the one who sold it to me!’, which makes it even more special.

“This brings immense joy and happiness to us, especially after being in lockdown for many stages throughout the last two years.

“On behalf of the Rogers Family Lotto team, we wish you all the best with your instant win and a big congratulations!”