Thursday 3 May - A Sunshine Coast family is elated after winning the top prize of $100,000 on a $2 Fortune Teller Instant Scratch-Its ticket, something they never predicted!
The winning mother isn’t a regular Scratch-Its player and made a spur of the moment decision to purchase a ticket when she bought an entry into an Oz Lotto draw last month.
“I’m only an occasional player so it was a sporadic purchase when I saw the Scratch-Its in the newsagency."
“I went home to scratch the ticket and when I saw I’d matched the symbol to win $100,000 I couldn’t believe my eyes!"
“I had to call my husband over to check it for me, and when he confirmed it was true there were a few tears," she said.
“When I realised I’d won, I didn’t let the ticket out of my sight; I slept with it under my pillow.”
When asked what they have planned for their windfall, the family said they’ll use the money to help pay off some debt and might take a holiday to celebrate.
The winning ticket was purchased from Woombye Newsagency on the Sunshine Coast.
Outlet owners Tim and Petrina Turner were thrilled they’d sold a winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“We’ve sold a lot of smaller prizes but not too many big ones like this,” Tim said.
“Most outlets have good things come in threes so we hope the luck continues for our customers!"
“We have hundreds of regulars come through our doors every day and we make an effort to know everyone’s name, so our staff love to celebrate their good fortune with them.”
Golden Casket Public Relations Executive Zoe Knobel said the new Instant Scratch-Its $15 Velvet Edition ticket still has a huge top prize up for grabs.
“The $15 Velvet Edition Instant Scratch-Its ticket is offering a top prize of $1 million! Buy your Instant Scratch-Its today from any Golden Casket outlet for your chance to win."