$200k scratchie win after Perth man’s impulse buy

Picture: Lotterywest.wa.gov.au
Picture: Lotterywest.wa.gov.au

A PERTH man’s $200,000 scratchie win after a detour from his shopping shows that when one door closes, another one opens.

The Gosnells man, in his 70s, went out to buy chlorine but decided to buy a scratchie instead when he found the store was closed.

“I scratched it straight away,” he said.

“I went back into the shop and said to the retailer, ‘I don’t think you will be able to pay me for this one’.”

His $10 Super Triple Scratch ‘n’ Win ticket turned into a $200,000 win.

“I was more calm than the retailer, she started to cry,” he said.

“I already knew it was going to be a good weekend as it had rained, so I didn’t need to water the garden.”

He said the ticket, from Corfield News in Gosnells, would go towards looking after his wife and himself in their twilight years.

Lotterywest spokesperson Hermione Coleman said the chance to interview winners never gets old.

“We get to speak to so many winners from different backgrounds and situations,” she said.

“We regularly hear winners share their plans of buying a new car or paying off their mortgage, and it’s especially nice when we hear they are going to look after loved ones.”

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