For Aussie dads vying for more than socks and jocks this Father’s Day, the Instant Scratch-Its top prize postcodes from the past 12 months have been unwrapped ahead of the special day!

We’ve scratched away at the data and can exclusively reveal the postcodes and states where the most top prize wins have landed across Australia (excluding Western Australia).

Whether you need something for the man who has it all or the ideal last-minute gift, an Instant Scratch-Its gift pack could be just the ticket to see your dad join one of the hundreds of Aussies who’ve enjoyed a winning surprise. 

State of the nation: Australia’s top prize-winning states

Between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023, there were 147 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across Australia who collectively took home more than $12.1 million in prize money.

During this same time, Instant Scratch-Its players enjoyed more than 27.15 million wins across all prize tiers worth more than $252.76 million — that’s the equivalent of more than half a million winners a week and $700,000 won on Instant Scratch-Its every day!

Not only did Queensland take out the State of Origin this year, but the Sunshine State also took out the top spot for the most Instant Scratch-Its top prizes! 

The latest data revealed there were 56 top prizes in Queensland that totalled more than $4.8 million in prize money.

New South Wales/ Australian Capital Territory Instant Scratch-Its fans enjoyed 39 top prize wins totalling more than $3 million, while Victorian players claimed 33 top prize wins collectively worth more than $2.9 million.

Table 1: The number and value of Instant Scratch-Its top prizes by state and territory during FY23

State / Territory Number of top prizes won Total value of top prizes
Queensland 56 $4,853,161.00 
New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory 39 $3,210,115.00 
Victoria 33 $2,984,837.00 
South Australia 12 $747,023.00 
Tasmania 6 $295,000.00 
Northern Territory 1 $25,000.00 
Total 147 $12,115,136.00 
Keeping you posted: Australia’s top prize-winning postcodes

The data also reveals the postcodes in each state and territory that have sold more than one top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its in FY23. 

In Queensland, it was the postcode of 4670 for Bundaberg that led the nation with four top prizes totalling $632,023.00. 

Table 2: The postcodes where the most top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its worth the most amount of prize money were sold in FY23 

State / Territory Postcode  Number of top prizes won Total value of top prizes
Queensland 4670 Bundaberg 4 $632,023.00
New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory 2340 Tamworth 2 $770,000.00 
Victoria 3350 Ballarat 2 $87,700.00 
South Australia 5608 Whyalla 3 $21,000.00 
Tasmania 7000 Hobart 2 $200,000.00
Northern Territory 0810 Casuarina  1 $25,000.00 

Only time will tell whether these prize-winning postcodes will retain their reputations in the months to come.   

Some Instant Scratch-Its players make a beeline for outlets that have a track record of big wins in the hope they might also land a top prize. Others tell us they see if they can make their mark on the map elsewhere.  

Regardless, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t matter where you buy your ticket, an Instant Scratch-Its prize win can land anywhere and at any time, with most games offering a total prize pool worth millions of dollars. 

With Father’s Day this weekend, imagine how exciting it would be to surprise and delight Dad with a top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket. It could certainly allow him to scratch some things off his bucket list! 

Recent Instant Scratch-Its winners have told us they used their prizes to enjoy new cars, pay off the home, take lavish holidays, undergo renovations, and even grab smaller household items, like fridges and king-size beds. 

You could certainly treat Dad like a like a king with a $10 Kings ticket. With two top prizes of $250,000, plus heaps of other prizes just waiting to be scratched, your dad could make it reign this Father’s Day. 

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The above information is compiled from Instant Scratch-Its top prize wins across The Lott’s jurisdictions from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.