A Boonah man had a Good Friday he’ll never forget after scratching a life-enhancing $100,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The top prize winning $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Boonah Newsagency, 43 High Street, Boonah.

Speaking with us this morning, the Scenic Rim resident shared a smaller win had led him to the top prize.

“Initially, I’d purchased two of the $15 Crossword Books, and I’d won about $45, so I used those winnings to purchase another and a $5 Crosswords,” he explained.

“It was the afternoon of Good Friday, and I’d sat down to drink a can of Coca-Cola and scratch the Instant Scratch-Its tickets. That’s when I discovered I’d won $100,000!

“I used a pencil to scratch the ticket because I didn’t have anything else at the time, so it made it harder to read. I had to phone someone to come over and look at it for me!

“I couldn’t believe it – I was flabbergasted. I’d switched from drinking coke to a celebratory beer!

“I’ve taken the day off today to celebrate.

“It changes your life, no doubt! It’s great!”

When asked how he planned to enjoy his instant windfall, the hard-working man said he would put it towards his nest egg.

“I was going to buy a V8 LandCruiser, but then I thought, no, I’m going to keep it in the bank and hopefully retire early,” he said.

The Boonah Newsagency team said they were thrilled to have sold another winning top prize Instant Scratch-Its ticket this year.

“This is our second top prize Instant Scratch-Its ticket that we’ve sold this year, and we’re so happy! . In January, we sold a $10 Jumbo Crosswords top prize worth $150,000,” they shared.

“We’re over the moon to have sold a top prize Instant Scratch-Its to another regular and local customer.

“We wish them all the best, and congratulations on your instant windfall!”