Toowong uni student wins a $200,000 head start in life

Friday 2 March, 2012 - A university student from Toowong now has a bank balance that her friends would envy, after winning an instant $200,000 on a $4 Magic Numbers Bingo Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The woman explained that she purchased the Instant Scratch-Its ticket on the Sunshine Coast, while on holiday with her family.

“I remember looking in the window of the real estate agent and dreaming about one day owning a beautiful home by the beach,” she said.

“Then I noticed a Golden Casket shop next door, so I decided to go in and buy a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets.

“I remember asking the shop assistant for three $4 Instant Scratch-Its tickets of his choosing.”

The woman explained that she was on the beach when she scratched the winning ticket.

“When I scratched the game panel and saw that I had won $200,000, I showed the ticket to my family and we checked and rechecked it to make sure I wasn’t seeing things!” she exclaimed.

“Then we went straight back to the Golden Casket shop to have the prize confirmed.

“It was great to be able to celebrate the win with my family that night.”

When asked what she plans to do with her $200,000 in prize money, the woman said she would put the money in the bank until she graduates.

“Although I am in desperate need of a new car,” she said.

“This kind of thing doesn’t happen every day, so I want to make sure I take my time to work out the best use for the prize money.”

The winning ticket was purchased from the Rainbow Beach Supermarket.