Thursday 23 May, 2013 - A Chermside retiree couldn’t stop her tears of joy after scratching $200,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket!
The pensioner was still emotional at the mention of her windfall the following day when she claimed her top prize at Golden Casket.
“I’m sorry for crying but I just can’t believe I’ve won!” the stunned winner cried.
“The newsagency was jam-packed with people when I went to buy the ticket and I nearly walked away but I thought the line will still be here later so I may as well wait,” the winner explained.
“When I got to the counter, I asked the young man to give me two of the Instant Scratch-Its $4 tickets that I could see on a poster.
“I didn’t scratch the tickets until I got home and when I realised I’d won $200,000, I burst into tears!
“I took the winning ticket straight back to the store and said to the young fellow who’d served me earlier, ‘I don’t know whether to kiss you or hug you but can you tell me if this ticket really is a winner?’
“He checked my Instant Scratch-Its ticket and said to me, ‘Well you can give me a hug and a kiss,’ so I did!”
The happy pensioner said she’ll now talk to a financial planner about how to best invest her winnings.
The winning Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket was purchased at Nextra Express Chermside, Shop 192 in Westfield Shoppingtown, Gympie Road, Chermside.