An expecting dad from Taylors Hill had a surprise arrival this week when he scratched one of the top prizes of $100,000 on his Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

The winning $5 Pharaoh’s Treasures Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at CTC Taylors Hill Tatts, Shop 13, Taylors Hill Village, Taylors Hill. 

The Melbourne winner described his instant win as “phenomenal” and said it couldn’t have come at a better time. 

“It’s just amazing. It’s perfect timing. My wife is going to give birth in a few months to our first child, and this week our car broke down,” he laughed. 

“So we’ll be able to fix the car and build a nest egg for our baby. 

“Every week I buy a scratchie, and when I do I say to the Tatts guy ‘I will win one day!’. Well, I guess that day was this week! 

“I was just sitting in my car when I scratched the ticket. It was just phenomenal. I called my wife and said ‘are you sitting down?’. She thought I’d had an accident so was even happier to hear we’d won a big prize.” 

The regular Instant Scratch-Its player revealed he didn’t let his winning ticket out of his sight until he could claim his prize. 

“I slept with the ticket next to my bed and I then I kept it in my pocket all day until I could come in,” he explained. 

“It’s a very valuable ticket!”