Tuesday 24 December 2013 - A Cairns woman received a double surprise after scratching what she thought was a major prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket.
“I bought the Instant Scratch-Its ticket but I never got around to scratching it. When I woke up the next day, I remembered I had it and decided to scratch it,” the winner explained.
“I couldn’t believe it when I thought I won $10,000 on my Instant Scratch-Its ticket!
“Then a day or two later I was looking at the ticket again and I realised I’d actually won the top prize of $250,000!
“I think I’ve been feeling sick ever since! All I wanted was a good camera; I’m talking about a $150 camera. Now it might be a $300 camera!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said apart from buying a camera she wasn’t too sure what she’ll do with her $250,000 windfall.
“I’ll be sharing it. Don’t you worry about that!” she added.
The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket was purchased at Mt Sheridan Newspower, Shop 33 in Mt Sheridan Plaza, 106 Barnard Drive, Mt Sheridan.