Karma for coast couples who share in $250,000 prize!

Tuesday 9 October, 2012 - Two retired couples couldn’t believe their good fortune when Golden Casket told them they’d won the top prize of $250,000 on the $5 Treasure Instant Scratch-Its ticket!

The pensioner couples, from Redcliffe and Bribie Island, visited Golden Casket’s head office to collect what they thought was a $25,000 cheque, not realising that they had won ten times that amount!

“We all looked at that ticket and all thought we’d only won $25,000! We need to have our eyes checked!” exclaimed the Redcliffe man upon being told they’d won a quarter of a million dollars.

The ticket was purchased by the Bribie Island couple for their friends in appreciation of a good deed.

“When they gave me the Instant Scratch-Its ticket to thank me for doing them a favour I said, ‘If I win anything, we’ll split it down the middle’,” the gift recipient said.

“I couldn’t win a chook raffle so I didn’t imagine we’d actually win the big prize!” he laughed.

“It’s a funny thing, isn’t it? You do someone a good turn, and good things will always come back to you. It’s like karma.”

The Redcliffe couple said the money will be handy in their retirement, as well as helping to fulfil some of their dreams.

“We’ll take a nice holiday overseas now, and help family out with some of the money,” said the Redcliffe couple.

The Bribie Island couple said they’d also like to do some travelling, and attend to some personal needs.

“We’ll take a cruise somewhere to celebrate,” the couple said.

“And after the confusion about reading that ticket, I think it’s time we bought some new glasses!”

The winning ticket was purchased from Nextra Bribie Island at 239 Goodwin Drive.