BIG WIN: A Fernvale man is living the dream after his scratch-it purchase paid off.
BIG WIN: A Fernvale man is living the dream after his scratch-it purchase paid off.

CQ man to clear debts after $200,000 scratch-its win

EVEN after winning the $200,000 top prize on the Instant Scratch-Its Around the World Game Book, a man from Central Queensland has confessed that the only place he wants to be in the world is in Australia!

The regular Instant Scratch-Its player, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the only time he's been 'overseas' was when he travelled to Stradbroke Island!

"It's just the most surreal feeling to have won $200,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket - it just doesn't happen to us!" the winner said.

"My partner and I were sitting on our patio enjoying a coffee and she was reading out my horoscope to me.

"I don't believe in horoscopes so when it said that I'd have a significant windfall soon, I wasn't holding out any real hope.

"I had purchased two Instant Scratch-Its Around the World Game Books earlier in the day so we decided to scratch them.  My partner suddenly went silent and looked up at me with this cheeky smirk on her face and I knew that we'd won!  Maybe I'll have to start believing in horoscopes now!

"I am over the moon that I can clear all of my debts - no credit card, no car loan, no nothing.

"My brothers occasionally go on surfing trips to Indonesia so maybe I'll join in next time, but for now, I'm pretty content in Queensland."

The winning Instant Scratch-Its Around the World Game Book was purchased at Emu Park Newsagency at Hill St in Emu Park.



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