Retiree scratches $250,000 Instant Scratch-Its prize!

Friday 3 May, 2013 - A Southside woman is looking to move into the fast lane after winning the $250,000 top prize on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket! 

The local retiree revealed to a Golden Casket official that she loves cars and after scratching a quarter of a million dollars, a brand new car is on top of her shopping list. 

“I can’t believe I’ve won this money. I’m still in shock,” the excited Instant Scratch-Its winner said. 

“You know when I scratched the ticket I thought I’d won $25,000 and I was happy with that. Then I took another look at it and I realised I’d won $250,000! 

“I told my dogs that I’d just won the top prize on my Instant Scratch-Its ticket. While they wagged their tails, they really weren’t that interested in my big win,” the instant winner joked. 

“I like to buy myself a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket nearly every week but before today I’ve never won more than $25.” 

The winning $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from News Extra Camp Hill, Shop 5 in the Whites Hill Shopping Centre, 25 Samuel Street in Camp Hill.