3 June 2020

First time’s a charm

A Ballajura man was astonished to find out he had won $100,000 on a Scratch’n’Win ticket, especially since it was the first time he had ever bought one.


The man, in his late 20s, went to Morley North News to buy his weekly OZ Lotto ticket but after opting for a $6.60 playslip, he was told the newsagency had a minimum $10 limit.


“The woman asked if I’d like to buy a scratchie to make up the difference, so I agreed,” he said.


“I scratched it in the car and had to go back and check to see if what I’d won was right because I’ve never bought a scratchie before.”


The $5 Break the Bank scratchie’s $100,000 winnings will help pay for the international student’s studies and to become an Australian citizen.


“I’ll also be going out tonight to celebrate with a tomahawk steak,” he said.


Morley North News owner Anna Chung said she was shocked to find out she had sold a winning scratchie but was further taken aback when the winner came back to thank her in person.


“He came in with a box of chocolates and shared $300 of his winnings with us to say thank you for convincing him to buy a Scratch’n’Win ticket,” she said.


“It was a very generous gift. He is a very sweet guy and the money will go towards a new bed for my daughter.”


Lotterywest is committing $159 million into a COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to the hardship being experienced by the WA community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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