Moree man wins $10,000 on $1 Instant Scratch-Its purchased from Balo Square Newsagency

LUCKY WINNER: The Moree man won one of the top prizes on the new $1 Ladybird Luck Instant Scratch-Its.
LUCKY WINNER: The Moree man won one of the top prizes on the new $1 Ladybird Luck Instant Scratch-Its.

A Moree man is planning a well-earned holiday after winning $10,000 on a scratchie.

The man managed to scratch the $10,000 - one of the top prizes - on a $1 Ladybird Luck Instant Scratch-Its ticket, purchased from Balo Square Newsagency, Moree.

The lucky man regularly picks up some Instant Scratch-Its after a long day at work.

"I buy a few $1 Instant Scratch-Its tickets a couple of times a week on my way home from work," he told a NSW Lotteries official, which was released in a statement, on Tuesday.

"I look forward to getting home and scratching them. I love the $1 tickets because I can get a few at a time and you usually win a few dollars back here and there.

"I like to try the new ones and they had just swapped over to this ticket, which is why I thought I'd try the Ladybird Luck!"

When asked how he planned to spend his instant windfall, the scratch-happy fellow confessed he was looking forward to a break away from work.

"We'll be heading off on a well-earned holiday I think!" he laughed.

"The way I look at it, this is some money we have this week that we didn't last week so it's a good bonus.

"Something to share with the family and go on a nice holiday!"

Balo Square Newsagency owner Archie Karam said it was an exciting moment in his store when the customer checked their winning ticket.

"We were so excited when our regular customer checked his ticket and confirmed he had scratched a top prize," he said in a statement.

"It's fantastic a local to the area and a regular customer became our 16th major prize winner.

"We've sold a few lottery major prizes in the past few years but this would be our third or fourth top prize win on an Instant Scratch-It ticket.

"We've always been a lucky store and we hope that luck continues for our customers."


In 2018, 155 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners collectively took home more than $14.26 million.

During this same time, 25,716,051 winners pocketed more than $205.8 million across all Instant Scratch-Its prize tiers.

The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at NSW Lotteries outlets. It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.