Kallangur couple bound for Europe with $25,000 windfall

Wednesday 7 March, 2012 - A Kallangur couple has started planning their dream European holiday, after winning an instant $25,000 on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The wife explained that they bought their winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket with prize money won on other Instant Scratch-Its.

“My husband and I had $12 in prize money and decided to reinvest it in twelve $1 Instant Scratch-Its tickets,” she said.

“When we got home, I gave six to my husband to scratch and kept the other six for myself.

“I was outside in the garden when I scratched the winning ticket.

“When I saw the three $25,000 dollar values on the ticket I must have let out a shriek of delight because my husband came rushing outside to make sure that I was ok!

“We took the ticket straight back to Kallangur Fair News to have the win verified – we wanted to make sure we weren’t seeing things!

“Then we went back home and celebrated by cracking open a bottle of champagne.

“We plan to buy another bottle of champagne for the staff at Kallangur Fair News to say thank you for selling us a top prize winning ticket! We’ll bake them a cake as well.”

When asked what they plan to do with their unexpected windfall, the couple said they would book a trip to Europe.

“We’ve wanted to get over to Europe for some time now, to visit our family and friends,” the couple said.

“This win has made that possible sooner than we expected.”