A BRACKEN Ridge real estate agent has a family tradition to thank for scratching the top prize of $10,000 on a $1 'Spot the Cash' Instant Scratch-It this week.
Andrew Bray, who purchased his ticket during an afternoon work break from LJ Hooker Bracken Ridge, said regularly playing Gold Lotto numbers picked by his grandfather started the ball rolling for his win.
"My grandfather played the same numbers every week until he passed away, so I've been playing the same ones since then,” Mr Bray said.
"I put the numbers on every week and I was having a busy day helping clients so thought I would take a break by picking up some Instant Scratch-Its while putting on my Lotto.
"I bought a few scratchies that won me some small amounts and used those to buy some more.
"I gave one of them to a colleague to scratch and she said 'you've won $10,000'.
"I couldn't believe it. I thought it was a joke. I'm still processing it.”
When asked how he planned to spend his instant windfall, he said it would probably be spent on some bills.
The winning ticket was purchased at Supanews Bracken Ridge in Bracken Ridge Plaza.
Supanews Bracken Ridge owner Jasun Sun said he was thrilled one of his regular customers had won a top prize.
"This is our second top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its in six months,” Mr Sun said.
"The last customer won $100,000 on a $10 Instant Scratch-Its and now we've had another winner.
"We are so happy - we've been telling all of our customers about the win.”
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