A Grovedale man who won a $10,000 top prize on the first Instant Scratch-Its ticket he’s ever bought can’t wait to fix his car and get back on the open road. 

The winning $1 Cash O’Lantern Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Grovedale News, Lotto & Post, 19 Peter Street, Grovedale. 

The Geelong man told us he was still coming to terms with scratching a top prize on his ticket. 

“This was just a one-off!” he exclaimed. 

“I’ve never bought an Instant Scratch-Its ticket before. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. 

“I was back at home when I scratched it. I had to check it several times as I wasn’t quite sure. I was flabbergasted by the sheer luck of it! 

“It’s come at the perfect time. The transmission’s just broke on the car so this will help with that.” 

Grovedale News, Lotto & Post owner Josie McCann said selling a top prize winning ticket had given her and her team a welcome boost. 

“We are very happy that one of our customers has been so fortunate, and we hope that it brings much joy and the ability to have a bit of a guilt-free splurge,” she said. 

“We have owned Grovedale News, Lotto and Post for more than 10 years, and during this time we have sold quite a few division two tickets and one division one ticket.  

“It’s wonderful to know that the wins are back. This Instant Scratch-Its win is true confirmation that dreams do come true and we hope a little magic happens to more of our customers before the end of the year.”