Tuesday 5 March, 2013 - A Townsville woman is pinching herself after winning the $250,000 top prize on a $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The local mother said she was still in shock after scratching a quarter of a million dollars on the ticket.
“I like to buy the $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket because it takes a little longer to do. I just never imagined I’d actually win the top prize,” the winner explained to a Golden Casket official.
“When I scratched the ticket and discovered I’d won, I just didn’t believe it. In fact, I’m still in shock and can’t believe it now!”
The local woman said the $250,000 Instant Scratch-Its win will be the ticket to financial freedom for her and her family.
“Now that I’ve won this money I’ll definitely pay off the house and pay off the car, then I’ll be looking forward to a holiday later this year,” the instant winner said.
The winning $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from Medico News, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Townsville.
Owner Tracey McCarron was thrilled she had sold a winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“It’s fabulous to think she picked up an Instant Scratch-Its ticket that day and went home $250,000 richer!” Ms McCarron said.
“We really hope the luck cotinues and a few more local people have life changing wins.”