Holiday surprise for $250,000 Instant Scratch-Its winners!

Tuesday 10 September, 2013 - A couple visiting South-East Queensland has the ultimate holiday story to tell when they return home after they scratched $250,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket! 

“We were at our favourite spot, sitting at a café overlook Currumbin beach enjoying the view, when I decided to scratch a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets I’d bought earlier,” the excited winner explained. 

“When I finished scratching the winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket I thought, ‘Oh that looks quite large. Have I done it right?’ 

“So I handed the ticket to my wife and asked her to check it for me while I continued to scratch my other Instant Scratch-Its tickets!” 

The elated couple said when they finally realised they’d won the $250,000 top prize, they didn’t scream out loud or jump up and down. 

“Not at all. We just stared at each other in total disbelief,” she added. 

“I looked after the winning ticket until we could claim the top prize because he loses things!” 

The couple said they aren’t sure what they’ll do with their $250,000 windfall but their family will benefit. 

The winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket was purchased from Nextra Orion, Shop 29 in Orion Springfield Shopping Centre, 1 Main Street, Springfield Central.