'Cool and calm' grandmother wins Instant Scratch-Its top prize!

Have you ever imagined how you’d react if you scratched a top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket?

Do you think you’d scream or jump around or would you announce cool-as-a-cucumber that you have some good news to tell everyone like a Sydney grandmother recently did after she scratched the top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 ticket?

The composed top prize winner will now receive $1,000 a week for the next five years after scratching one of the multiple top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 Live the Life Black ticket.

“I’m still not too sure how I’m feeling. I think I’m still in shock,” the winner explained.

“The scratchie was a gift and I was sitting at the dinner table with my family when I decided to scratch it. When I realised I’d won the top prize, I just sat there stunned and said nothing!

“After a short time, I managed to speak up and announced to everyone at the table, ‘I’ve got some news – some very good news,’ and then told them I’d just won the top prize!

“Everyone was so excited and of course they all wanted to look at my winning scratchie ticket.

“I haven’t thought about what I’m going to do with an extra thousand dollars every week for the next five years. I have no idea really! I am a pensioner so I’ll be able to splurge a little on myself and of course I’ll spoil my family.”

The Instant Scratch-Its top prize winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 Live the Life Black ticket was purchased at Southgate Newsagency, Shop 30 in Southgate Shopping Centre, Port Hacking Road in Sylvania.

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