Couple receive $250,000 Instant Scratch-Its win for Christmas!

Tuesday 7 January 2014 - A Brisbane couple received the ultimate present for Christmas – a $250,000 top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

The winners, who wish to remain anonymous, said they received the winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket as a Christmas gift. 

“I scratched the ticket on Boxing Day while we were watching the Ashes Test match on television,” the winning husband said. 

“But I didn’t believe him when he yelled out that he’d won because he always cries wolf when he scratches Instant Scratch-Its tickets and says that he’s won,” the winning wife added. 

“It took a little convincing before I realised we had in fact won $250,000!”

The couple said they’ll share some of their Instant Scratch-Its windfall with the person who gave them the ticket as well as family. 

“We want to share the festive joy! We’ll put the rest of the money towards our mortgage,” the winning wife said. 

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket was purchased at Nextra Peninsula Fair News, Peninsula Shopping Centre, Anzac Avenue in Kippa-Ring.