Sweet dreams for Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners!

Wednesday 20 January 2016 - An Atherton couple gave a new meaning to the expression ‘sleep on it’ after admitting they went to bed every night for a couple of weeks with a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket tucked under their pillow!

The winning couple, who wish to remain anonymous, will receive a weekly fun fund of $1,000 a week for the next five years after claiming one of the four top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its Live the Life Black ticket!

“I like to buy Instant Scratch-Its tickets and scratch them while I’m reading the newspaper,” the winning husband explained.

“When I scratched my winning ticket, I’ll admit for the first time in my life I was speechless!

“I went as white as a ghost. My knees were knocking and my hands were shaking! I went back to the newsagency and they took one look at me and asked what was wrong!

“Later that day when my wife got home she was asking me if I bought something that she’d asked me to get, and I told her that I had but I thought she’d like this better and showed her the ticket!”

The winning wife confessed that she initially thought her husband was playing a joke on her.

“He’s a bit of a kidder, so I didn’t believe him until I looked at the ticket and saw for myself that it was a winner,” she said.

“It wasn’t possible for us to claim our instant prize straight away so for a few weeks our winning ticket went everywhere with us! We even slept with it under our pillow at night!”

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its Live the Life Black ticket was purchased at Summers Newsagency, 25B Main Street in Atherton.

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