Tuesday 15 May - A Blacktown pensioner had an eventful afternoon at the doctor’s office yesterday. While waiting to see her doctor, she took the opportunity to scratch an Instant Scratch-Its $5 Set for Life ticket, leading her to winning $100,000 a year for the next ten years and a diagnosis of high blood pressure!
The gobsmacked woman said she was still shaking from the shock a few hours after the event.
“I was waiting to see the doctor, so I scratched the ticket and saw the three Set for Life symbols, then my name was called so I quickly put the ticket in my handbag,” the winner told a NSW Lotteries official.
“When the doctor checked my blood pressure it was sky-high from the shock,” the winner laughed.
“I’m still shaking, even though that was a while ago. It’s amazing, I can’t believe it.
“I usually only win $5 or a free ticket!”
The winner is looking forward to using her winnings to complete renovations and enjoy a comfortable retirement.
“I’ll be able to get some work done on the house now, its brilliant,” the winner added before rushing off to break the good news to her family.
The winner scored the top prize of $100,000 a year for ten years on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.