Wednesday 22 January, 2014 - A family from the Southern Highlands received an extra surprise under their tree on Christmas Day when they scratched the $100,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket!
The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, said scratching Instant Scratch-Its tickets on Christmas Day had become a family tradition.
“Each year my wife buys a mixture of Instant Scratch-Its ticket for our family to scratch on Christmas morning,” the winning husband explained.
“My adult son scratched the ticket but didn’t think it had won a prize! He gave it to my other son to check and he was the one who realised it was a winning ticket.
“Of course I questioned what I was seeing. I didn’t believe my eyes when I saw it was a $100,000 win!
“Even though we had a winning ticket, we spent Christmas Day thinking it wasn’t real! We had to wait until Boxing Day to go to our newsagent and check the Instant Scratch-Its ticket.”
The winners said they’ll be splitting their $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its windfall equally between all five family members.
“We’ll be using our part of the money to pay off the credit card!” the winner added.
The winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket was purchased at Steins’s Newsagency, Shop 20 in Centro Mall, 217 Auburn Street in Goulburn.
An Instant Scratch-Its ticket is the perfect add-on gift for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries. It can happen in an instant – It could happen to you! Why not grab an Instant Scratch-Its ticket from a NSW Lotteries Outlet today?