Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Dandenong Man to Surprise Wife with $10,000 Instant Scratch Wins

A Dandenong man has picked up more than bags of groceries after he scratched a $10,000 jackpot off an Instant Scratch-Its ticket at the local supermarket.

The first prize of $1 Bamboo Bucks The Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Palm Plaza LottoShop 1, Booth 10, Dandenong Plaza Shopping Centre, 46 McCrea Street, Dandenong.

Speaking to a manager at The Lott this morning, the victorious Victorian said he was surprised by the instant bargain and was looking forward to spoiling his wife with the prize.

“I was in shock, and I still am!” he relayed.

“I bought three $1 Instant Scratch-Its tickets while shopping on Saturday, and the first two didn’t win any prizes. I thought I was not going to win anything!

“I went to scratch the last $1 ticket I had and a prize of $10,000 came up. I was very surprised!

“It’s the most I’ve ever won, and it feels great!”

When asked how he plans to cash in on his prize, he said he can’t wait to give his wife a new piece of jewelry.

“I would like to buy something for my wife – maybe some jewelry to make her happy!” He shared.

“It’s a beautiful moment, and we celebrated together over the weekend!

“How exciting!”

Palm Plaza Lotto Owner Sineth Sareth said the first prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket created an impressive buzz in the community.

“This is wonderful news, and we are so happy for the local family who won $10,000!” she says.

“The woman had come with her son earlier this week to check out the Instant Scratch-Its winning ticket and she had a big smile on her face.

“Once I confirmed the win with her, she immediately called her husband. It made my day!

“Palm Plaza Lotto has been open for over 20 years, and since I took over the store six years ago, we have won 38 Premier League games.

“Congratulations to the local family – we are so happy for you and wish you all the best!”

In 2021, there were 157 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners in The Lott jurisdictions who collectively won over $10 million in top prizes.

Over the same period, Instant Scratch-Its players have taken home over 29.1 million wins across all prize tiers, worth over $256.26 million. That equates to almost three-quarters of a million dollars won on Instant Scratch-Its every day.

Each month, the Instant Scratch-Its 2nd Chance Draw gives you another chance to turn your eligible non-winning Instant Scratch-Its into a winner. Visit to enter this month’s 2nd Chance draw.

The official home of Australian lotteries, The Lott operates and markets the leading Australian lottery games that customers know and love to create everyday winners, everyday winners.

In 2021, over 130.8 million winners took home over $3.79 billion in prizes from their favorite games on The Lott, including TattsLotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries , Keno, Super 66, Lotto Strike and Instant Scratch-Its.

Last year, Australia’s official lotteries paid out more than $1.5 billion through state lottery taxes and donations to help community initiatives, such as hospitals, health research, disaster relief disaster and education.

Sarah C. Figueiredo