Joke between siblings forecasts $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win!

Friday 22 May 2015 - A Jimboomba woman said she was shocked when a simple joke between siblings seemingly came true after she scratched the $100,000 top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords ticket!

Following a mid-week rain shower, the winner said she spotted a rainbow directly over her roof and started a friendly exchange of text messages with her sister-in-law.

“My husband and I have been fans of the Golden Casket rainbow for some time so when we saw that a rainbow had formed above our roof, we decided to take a photo and sent it to my sister-in law!” the elated winner explained.

“We captioned the picture with the comment ‘We just won Oz Lotto!’ and my sister-in-law replied with ‘ha- ha’.

“Four days later, my husband I were sitting in the kitchen when we scratched our Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords ticket and realised that we’d won $100,000!

“I’ve experienced too many emotions since we scratched our winning ticket but I’m just elated now!”

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said her $100,000 instant windfall occurred at an ideal time.

“I was looking for a new car, and it’ll chip away at our mortgage and pay for some landscape renovations!”

The winning ticket was purchased at News on Cusack, Shop 10 in Jimboomba Junction Shopping Centre, Cusack Lane in Jimboomba.

It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.