Rockhampton man rocked by remarkable $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
A Rockhampton man’s spur-of-the-moment decision to visit a new newsagency has paid off after he scratched an incredible $100,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket he bought there.
The top prize winning $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Wandal Newsagency, 17 Wandal Road, Rockhampton.
Speaking with us this afternoon, the Central Queenslander shared he couldn’t wait to use the prize to go on a holiday with his partner.
“Man, I’m over the moon!” the winning man cheered.
“How the win came to be is kind of a funny story.
“I usually visit another newsagency but I decided to try somewhere new.
“I had won a smaller prize and the lady at the counter asked if I wanted cash or to reinvest.
“I decided I’d have another go and asked for two Instant Scratch-Its tickets that were together.
“When I scratched it, I couldn’t believe I’d won.
“I’ll let you know, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
“My partner and I both work and work hard. I think it’s time for a bit of a rest.
“I think once my partner can get some time off, it’s time for a holiday!
“I’m starting to get a little bit teary eyed.
“Thank you so much.”
The Wandal Newsagency team said that they were ecstatic to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket and wished their winner all the best for the future.