By Molly Magennis
A Point Cook man is $150,000 richer after buying a winning scratchie from a Laverton news agency.
The $10 Jumbo Crosswords ticket was purchased from the licensed Laverton News Agency at 12 Aviation Road.
The lucky winner first said he didn’t realize how much money he had actually won.
“At first I thought it was a $1,000 win, then I thought it was $15,000, but as I was talking to my daughter and telling her the news, I said , wait, I think it’s actually $150,000,” he said.
“I burst out laughing when I realized it was actually $150,000. I’ll split it with my family, maybe take a long vacation and upgrade the car.
News agency owner Manoj Gupta was thrilled to sell the store’s top Instant Scratch-It prize.
“It will send a buzz around the store and excite all of our customers,” he said.
“It’s our first big win, and we’re so excited for the winner. We want to wish them well in the future and hope they enjoy their celebrations.
In 2021, there were 157 Instant Scratch-Its first prize winners in The Lott jurisdictions who together won more than $10 million in top prizes.