An Oxenford man has scratched his way to $250,000.
He claimed the top prize today, after buying a $10 Instant Scratch-it from NewsXpress Oxenford.
The winner told a Golden Casket official he held it together pretty well when realised he had won the jackpot.
“I didn’t make a lot of noise when I scratched this prize! I was at home and I was trying to keep it together," he said.
He said all he could think about was finding a safe place to keep the ticket until he could claim the prize.
"I was thinking ‘if the house burns down, where will I put it?’.”
The winner planned to spend some of his windfall on a new car, saying he already had his eye on the one he wanted.