Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners to pay it forward!

Friday 22 January 2016 - The festive season is known as a time for giving and a retired Noosa couple who scratched one of the top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords ticket on Boxing Day plan to do just that!

The overjoyed winners said they want to share their instant prize money with their family now that they’re over the shock of winning $100,000.

“It’s so incredible!” the excited winning husband declared.

“Each week we buy ourselves a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets and then we scratch them at home with a relaxing glass of bubbles for my wife and a beer for me.

“On Boxing Day we were sitting at home scratching our tickets and after I finished, I counted up all the words I’d revealed on my Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords ticket. I looked up at my wife and said, ‘I’ve got 10 words – that’s $10,000!’.

“We were over the moon but we both had a lot of trouble believing that we’d actually won! After all the excitement was over, I thought to myself hang on you can’t reveal any more than 10 words on an Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords ticket so I took another look at my winning ticket and that’s when I realised we’d won the top prize!

“I announced to my wife that we didn’t win $10,000 after all. She immediately said to me that she knew it was too good to be true. That’s when I said to her that we didn’t win $10,000 – we won $100,000!

“We want to spread the joy of winning around so we’re planning to share some money with family, our favourite charities and even the house will get a share in the way of a few renovations,” the happy winner added.

The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords ticket was purchased at The Lucky Charm Noosaville, Shop 1069a in Noosa Civic Shopping Centre, 28 Eenie Creek Road in Noosaville.

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