Waterford couple win "ludicrous" $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its prize!

Friday 15 March, 2013 - A Waterford couple were all smiles when they presented their $100,000 winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to Golden Casket this week! 

The $100,000 top prize was won on a $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket purchased by the winning mother. 

“My husband had given me an Instant Scratch-Its ticket for my birthday and I won $10 on it, so figured I’d just buy five $2 tickets with those winning,” the winner explained. 

“I went home and handed them to my husband and said ‘Here you go, try these’. The next thing I knew he was telling me I had to see this ticket because we had won $100,000! 

“He can be a joker so I didn’t know if he was being serious but then I saw the prize on the ticket that read ‘One Hundred Thousand Dollars’!” 

The winning husband said they celebrated the news of their win that evening. 

“It’s ludicrous, just crazy!” the winning man laughed. 

“I had a few beers and we talked about how we could use the money. We texted our four grown-up children straight away and let them know we’d be giving each of them $5,000,” he said. 

“We’ll use the rest of the money for an overseas holiday and some home renovations. This win will also take the pressure off for paying bills and it gives us a bit of a ‘safe’ feeling for the future.” 

“We’re really excited for our newsagency too, they’re lovely people,” the winning woman added. 

The winning $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased from Waterford Plaza News, Shop 1 in Waterford Plaza, Corner of Kingston and Tygum Road. 

The Waterford Plaza News outlet also sold a division one winning Saturday Gold Lotto entry worth $363,076.82 two months ago in January. 

The Instant Scratch-Its winners have chosen to remain anonymous.