Guildford man plans to reunite with family after $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its win!
A family man is set to reunite with his beloved wife and kids after winning one of the top prizes of $10,000 on a $1.10 Dream Big Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from Holroyd Newsagency, 370 Guildford Road, Guildford.
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official this afternoon to confirm his prize, the happy man recounted the moment he found out he was an instant winner.
“I scratched the ticket and went straight back into the outlet because I was so confused by what I was looking at,” he said.
“I did not believe what I was seeing, but then the lady at the outlet started screaming and jumping up and down. I think she was more excited than me at first!
“It’s funny, because when I scratched the ticket last night, I was with my friend and he was joking around and said ‘You’re not going to win’, but I proved him wrong! He was jealous he didn’t buy that ticket.
“I honestly couldn’t sleep last night. I was so excited once I realised I had won. I am even more excited today!”
When asked how he planned to spend his instant windfall, the Guildford man admitted it was life-changing for his family, and would mean his wife and kids could finally move to Sydney.
“This is a life-changing win for my family. I haven’t seen them in months since I moved to Sydney for work,” he said.
“My kids and my wife don’t live in Sydney yet, I miss them so much. They’ve been planning to move, but this will definitely help speed up the process.
“Other than that, I want some new shoes. I have been wanting to get some Nike Jordan shoes for a while now, but couldn’t justify spending that much on shoes. So that will be the first thing I buy!”
Holroyd Newsagency co-owner Sophia Ly said she was ecstatic to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“I can’t believe it! It is so exciting! Last night I was screaming when I told him, I was just so happy for him,” she said while laughing.
“This feels like a blessing. I am ecstatic for him – I got to sell him the ticket and deliver the good news. How good is that?
“This year is our 20 year anniversary of owning the store and now we’ve sold a top prize, so it’s a great year for us. Hopefully it means our customers have even more wins!”
Last financial year, there were 158 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across the Lott’s jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $11.28 million.
The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at NSW Lotteries outlets. It can happen it an instant. It could happen to you.