A Drummoyne shopper is set to have an especially happy New Year after scratching one of the top prizes of $25,000 on a $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

But who the winner is and how they plan to use their instant windfall will forever remain a mystery, as the ticketholder has chosen to remain completely anonymous and celebrate in private.

With the winner’s bank balance set to balloon by $25,000 just before the New Year, there was no doubt this Drummoyne shopper had extra reasons to celebrate this festive season.

Imagine heading into the New Year knowing you’ve won a $25,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket. What a way to start 2019!

While we don’t know how our latest top prize winner will use their instant windfall, in the past other Instant Scratch-Its winners have gone on incredible holidays, paid off their mortgages or bought flash new cars.

A woman who won a major prize around this time last year even change her New Year’s Eve plans at short notice and headed straight to New York to celebrate her win.

The winning $2 Festive Fun Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Nextra Birkenhead Point, Shop 125, Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre, Drummoyne.

Nextra Birkenhead Point owner Sarkis Ndaira said the outlet was thrilled to have sold a winning top prize Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“We are feeling great about it!,” Sarkis exclaimed.

“It is good to know that we have delivered a win to one of our customers!

“I think we have made someone’s year! What a great time of year to win – heading into 2019 $25,000 richer!

“I can imagine it would’ve felt like a great late Christmas present for them.

“We have sold a few big prizes in the past, but we were certainly due for another. Hopefully we sell some more big winning tickets to our customers soon!”