A Bargara man has won $520,000 on a $10 Live the Life Instant Scratch-Its ticket bought at Fresh Fields Foodworks on Thabeban Street.
The man admits he hasn't come down off cloud nine since discovering he'd won a life-changing amount.
The winner takes home $520,000, paid in $1,000 weekly instalments for the next 10 years.
“This is the most amazing feeling in the world!” he exclaimed when confirming his win with an official from The Lott.
“I don’t play Instant Scratch-Its all that often and thought I’d just grab one as a bit of Friday afternoon fun.
“When I scratched away at it and realised I’d won, I was beyond shocked.
“The celebrations haven’t kicked off just yet, but no doubt I’ll be having a big Christmas holiday and will enjoy every second of it.
“It still hasn’t hit me yet.
“Even talking about it now, I feel like I’m talking about someone else’s life.
“As a young man, I just feel like I can set myself up now for the future.
“Any worries I had are gone.
“Thank you so much!”
The Fresh Fields Foodworks team said they were over the moon to have sold a top prizewinning Instant Scratch-Its ticket and wished their winner all the best for the future.
In FY22, there were 139 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across The Lott’s jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $14.51 million in top prizes.
During this same time, Instant Scratch-Its players enjoyed more than 28.7 million wins across all prize tiers worth more than $261 million. This equates to almost three-quarters of a million dollars won on Instant Scratch-Its every day.
Every month, Instant Scratch-Its’ 2nd Chance Draw gives you another chance to turn your eligible non-winning Instant Scratch-Its into a winner. Visit thelott.com to enter this month’s 2nd Chance Draw.
The official home of Australia’s lotteries, The Lott operates and markets Australia’s leading lottery games customers know and love creating everyday winners, winning every day.
In FY22, more than 133.5 million winners took home more than $3.93 billion in prize money from their favourite games at The Lott.
Last financial year, Australia’s official lotteries contributed more than $1.6 billion via state lottery taxes and donations to help community initiatives, such as hospitals, health research, disaster relief and education.
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