17 June 2020

Forgotten avocado’ turns to $200,000 scratchie win for Darch man

A Darch man’s decision to buy an avocado has turned into a $200,000 Scratch‘n’Win prize.
The man in his 30’s said he bought taco ingredients for dinner, but before heading home realised he ‘forgauc’ a crucial ingredient.
“My wife was going out to dinner, so I was looking after the kids who wanted Mexican, as my wife isn’t a fan of tacos,” he said.
“I forgot to buy an avocado and went back into the shops, that’s when I saw the newsagency and decided to treat myself.”
That ‘treat’ was a $20 Golden Ticket from The Lucky Charm Greenwood, which soon turned into $200,000.
The winner said he plans to use the prize to help find a bigger home for their growing family.
“I never buy these things and when I realised what I had won, I was a quivering mess,” he said.
“Ironically, the avocado was never used for dinner that night, so I might try and find a way to preserve it as a memento.”
All available profits from Lotterywest tickets contribute to the COVID-19 Relief Fund which help to assist groups including the Midland Information, Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc find new ways to care for thousands of Western Australians in need.

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