A Morwell man is looking forward to buying a house and some land this year after unwrapping a $100,000 prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket he received for Christmas.

His top prize-winning $5 Merry Christmas Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Morwell Lottery Centre, 174-176 Commercial Road, Morwell.

“It was a really good Christmas!” he exclaimed when speaking with us.

“My sister bought me a little pack of Instant Scratch-Its tickets for Christmas. We were standing around with family on Christmas Day, and while people were unwrapping gifts, I scratched these tickets.

“I said, ‘I think I just won $100,000!’. They thought I was bullsh**ing.

“I did wonder if my sister might be a bit devastated she didn’t scratch the ticket herself, but she was rapt I got it.

“I’ve been saving to buy a house and some land. This is a real boost to help set me up.

“It’s amazing!”

Morwell Lottery Centre owner Jeanette Burgess said the team was thrilled a local resident received a hefty Christmas surprise.

“Isn’t that fantastic!” she exclaimed.

“We’ve sold a few top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its tickets over the years, and this is one of the bigger ones.

“We wish our winner all the best with their prize and here’s to more big wins in Morwell!”