Monday 23 December, 2013 - A single mother from the Gold Coast received a Christmas present she’d never dared dream of when she scratched the $500,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $10 ticket on the weekend!
The woman claimed her prize from Golden Casket today and was full of Christmas cheer.
“My elderly grandmother often gives my siblings and I Instant Scratch-Its tickets with birthday and Christmas cards, and she gave each of us a $10 ticket yesterday when we went to visit her,” the winner explained.
“I was the first to scratch mine and couldn’t believe what I was seeing when the ticket showed I’d won $500,000!
“My grandma was so excited, and so were my brother and sister; we think the prize might be heaven-sent by our late mother.
“I’ll be sharing the prize with my siblings as well.
“It will be a lovely feeling to be mortgage-free. It will truly be a relief not to think about it every week. I’ll be able to plan for my daughter’s future now too.
“My family couldn’t be happier.”
The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $10 ticket was purchased at Treetops Plaza News, Shop 20 in Treetops Plaza Shopping Centre, corner of Southport-Burleigh Road and Reedy Creek Road in Burleigh Waters.
The Instant Scratch-Its Christmas-themed ticket range is now on sale! Instant Scratch-Its tickets make a perfect last minute gift for friends, co-workers and family members this festive season.