Winning $200,000 was in "God's plan" for Maryborough family

Wednesday 29 August, 2012 - A Maryborough woman and her mother are ecstatic to share in the top prize of $200,000 from a $4 BullsEye Bingo Instant Scratch-Its ticket!

The winners said the prize will be split 50-50 between them.“I always buy mum’s Scratch-Its for her when I go down to the shops,” the winning daughter said.

“Usually she likes to play the Crosswords tickets, but this time we chose something different and look what happened!

“It was very lucky timing actually, I’d been delayed leaving home and by the time I went to buy the BullsEye Bingo ticket, the person behind the counter said they’d been very busy selling lots of them that morning.

“It was in God’s plan that I arrived when I did so that I was the one to purchase the winning ticket!”

The winners already have a few plans for how to spend their prize money.

“I’ll pay some bills, go on a holiday with my husband and share some money with my children,” the winning daughter said.

The senior winner said she would also be generous with her prize.

“I’d like to share the money with my other children, too. I don’t care what they do with it, but I’d prefer to give it to them now than leave it to them later as I want to see them enjoy it,” she smiled.

The winning ticket was purchased from Foodworks Tinana Place in Tinana, Maryborough.

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 your local Golden Casket outlet for a chance to win.”