A Perth student who won $100,000 on his first scratchie shared some of his winnings with his local newsagent.
The Ballajura man bought a $6.60 Scratch’n’Win ticket at Morley North News after finding out the store had a $10 minimum purchase.
The man, who is aged in his late 20s, learned of his huge win just minutes later.
“The woman asked if I’d like to buy a scratchie to make up the difference, so I agreed,” he said.
“I scratched it in the car and had to go back and check to see if what I’d won was right because I’ve never bought a scratchie before.”
The international student planned to spend the money on a slap-up meal before saving the rest for his studies and to try and become an Australian citizen.
“I’ll also be going out tonight to celebrate with a tomahawk steak,” he said.
But one of his first moves was to draw out some of the cash to thank the staff who talked him into buying the ticket.
Morley North News owner Anna Chung said she was shocked by the gesture.
“He came in with a box of chocolates and shared $300 of his winnings with us to say thank you for convincing him to buy a Scratch’n’Win ticket,” she said.
“It was a very generous gift. He is a very sweet guy and the money will go towards a new bed for my daughter.”
Last week, a Brisbane tradie, who won $800,000 in Lotto turned up to work just so he could walk out on his boss.
The tradie, from the suburb of Chermside, scored $800,000 in Wednesday’s Gold Lotto draw after being one of five jackpot winners.
But, while most of us would quit on the spot after receiving a huge windfall, the overwhelmed tradie said he was going into work just so he could have the satisfaction of quitting his job.
“I’ll be going to work to do one thing and one thing only — quit,” he said.
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