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.

Fernvale man wins $50,000 on a $4 scratchie

A FERNVALE man thought he was dreaming when he won the top prize on his $4 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The winner in his 20s said he was over the moon when he realised it wasn't a fantasy and he really was $50,000 richer.
 
"I'm so happy right now," he said.
 
"I went out and bought myself a scratchie in the morning and I scratched it as soon as I got home.
 
"After I finished scratching the ticket, I looked at it and saw that I'd won the top prize. I know everyone says this, but I couldn't believe it.

"I actually slapped myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming."

 

The lucky winner said he started calling his friends and family as soon as he'd realised he had won.
 
"This really is an amazing win for me and my partner," he said.

"We were talking a few weeks ago and said how incredible it would be if we won a big prize and now we have.
 
"It's a real leg up in life for us and will help us greatly.  We'll think about what we'll do with the money but I know we'd like to spoil our daughter a little."
 
The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
 
The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket was purchased at Nextra Fernvale, 1455 Brisbane Valley Hwy in Fernvale.