Aussies are expected to scratch more than 11.4 million Instant Scratch-Its Christmas tickets this festive season in the hope of revealing Christmas surprises worth up to $100,000.

Each year, Instant Scratch-Its release a limited-edition Christmas ticket range featuring festive designs that are ideal for a range of gifts. Every year, these popular tickets sell out of local retail outlets and this year is expected to be no exception.

The 2020 Christmas Instant Scratch-Its tickets are now on their way to nearly 4,000 retail outlets across Australia. They include three fun and festive games:

• $1 Christmas Gift: With three different sweet-treat designs, this ticket can be used as a gift-tag with pre-cut holes and space to write ‘to’ and ‘from’ as well as offering players the chance to win one of five top prizes of $10,000.
• $2 Christmas Wishes: The perfect way to make a friend or family member’s Christmas wish come true with four top prizes of $25,000 up for grabs. Players can use these tickets as a gift tag or fun decoration for a Christmas tree with six fun designs.
• $5 Merry Christmas: The Australian-first transparent design of this ticket is not its only key feature as it also fits perfectly into a Christmas card and offers two top prizes of $100,000.

Instant Scratch-Its Senior Marketing Manager Nada McNamara said the special festive tickets were expected to be as popular as a hot piece of Christmas pudding.

“The Instant Scratch-Its ticket range is a fan favourite not only for those regular players who scratch tickets throughout the year but also those looking for the perfect addition to a gift for their loved ones,” she explained.

“Many of our players have shared the ways they get creative with how they give their Instant Scratch-Its tickets, which include everything from using them as gift tags, to popping them on a Christmas tree or adding them to a hamper full of goodies.

“One winner described discovering her top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its under her Christmas pudding. Another winner said the ‘scratchie-tree’ she received as a gift would always be memorable as she scored a top prize on one of the tickets hanging from the branches.

“For those players who are after something fun, easy and contactless, it’s as simple as popping a ticket or two inside a Christmas card and dropping it in the mailbox.

“The best thing about this ticket range is there is something for everyone, which is what makes them so popular.”

Ms. McNamara said not only did the new tickets feature unique ways to add a touch of fun to a Christmas gift but also gave players the chance to win a variety of prizes.

“Across the ticket range there are over $10.8 million in prizes to be won, including top prizes of $10,000, $25,000 and $100,000,” she said.

“It is estimated that up to half of Australian adults will play one of these tickets this festive season, so there is no doubt there will be many happy winners discovering a win at the bottom of their stocking or under their tree.

“Whether it’s a $100,000 top prize on the $5 Merry Christmas ticket or a ‘Free Ticket’ prize on a $1 Christmas Gift ticket, it is sure to be a Christmas full of cheer this year.

“So, if you want to be the most popular person this festive season, make sure you visit one of our friendly retailers early before they sell out and become an instant Santa today!”

The Instant Scratch-Its Christmas ticket range is now available at Instant Scratch-Its outlets in Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.