Thursday 10 January, 2013 - A Noosa couple received their very own Christmas surprise when they scratched their way to being $250,000 richer with a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket!
The couple, who are expecting their first child, could not believe their luck.
“It was like a Christmas miracle!” the winning man exclaimed.
“We don’t normally buy Scratch-Its. This was a Secret Santa gift from my mother-in-law,” he added.
Although it was a Christmas gift the couple didn’t scratch the ticket until days later and were unaware of their win.
“We didn’t think much about it really.
“We just sat down a few days after Christmas and scratched it together,” the winner recounted.
When asked what they would do with their unexpected windfall, the winning man told Golden Casket that they already have big plans for the prize money.
“First we’ll send my mother-in-law on a cruise to thank her then we’ll pay off the mortgage,” he said.
“With my wife having a baby we will use some of the money to do some renovations and upgrade the house.
“We’ll need more space now, so we’ll redo the yard and maybe even get a pool!”
The winning ticket was purchased from Noosa Plaza Newsagency, Shop 3 in Noosa Plaza Shopping Centre, Noosa Heads.