Thursday 7 March, 2013 - A young student will invest in her future by pursuing higher education after winning the $25,000 top prize on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The woman in her early 20s received the ticket as a congratulations gift from a work colleague for completing a study course. Little did she know the small gift would make her $25,000 richer!
“I scratched the ticket when I was in the car after work and when I saw that I’d won the top prize I honestly thought my mind was playing tricks on me,” the winner said.
“I just said ‘No way!’ and got all worked up, I nearly cried!”
The winner said the prize money will allow her to fulfil a number of her dreams.
“I’ll pay off my credit card debt first and use some of the money for a holiday later this year.
“But I’ll use most of the prize money to advance my studies, which wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t won as I wouldn’t have been able to afford the course fees,” she said.
The winning $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from Burpengary Central News, Shop 2 in Burpengary Central Shopping Centre.
The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.