Hobart woman scratches $250,000 Instant prize!

Tuesday 16 July, 2013 - A Hobart woman is a quarter of a million dollars richer after scratching the top prize on a Golden Casket Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket. 

The winner was amazed to discover the Instant Scratch-Its ticket that had been sitting on her kitchen bench for more than a week was actually a $250,000 winner! 

“I was tidying up the kitchen and going through the stuff that piles up on the bench when I found a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets that I’d scratched the week before,” the winner explained. 

“I knew I’d won an $8 prize so I was looking for that ticket when I discovered one of the other Instant Scratch-Its tickets had won $250,000! 

“At the time I thought it can’t be. I don’t have my glasses on it can’t be $250,000. I must be wrong.” 

The Instant Scratch-Its winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said this win is life changing for her. 

“I’m going to be very careful with this money and take some time to think about what I’ll do with it.” 

The winning Golden Casket Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket was purchased at New Town Newsagency, 121 – 125 New Town Road in New Town.