Daughter's thank-you gift wins mum $25,000 top prize!

Tuesday 2 April, 2013 - They say a mother’s work is never done but for one Gold Coast mum it did pay off after she scratched $25,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket from her daughter. 

The excited winner explained to a Golden Casket official that she’d been given the $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket as a thank-you gift for helping her daughter. 

“I just couldn’t believe it when I scratched the ticket and saw that I’d won!” she exclaimed. 

“Well actually when she discovered she’d scratched the top prize, she ran around the house like a chook with its head cut-off,” her husband joked. 

“I was so excited. I’d just scratched $25,000. I’d never won more than a few dollars before that!” the winner retorted. 

Unable to claim her top prize straight away, the elated mum decided to hide her winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket in the house. 

“I actually stashed the ticket under a pile of placemats that sit on our dining room table. I thought if someone broke-in to the house overnight, they wouldn’t want to steal my placemats!”  

The winning $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from NewsXpress Oxenford, Shop 6 in Oxenford Central Shopping Centre on Oxenford-Tamborine Road at Oxenford.