Jamestown woman bags $300,000 on Instant Scratch-Its ticket!

A woman from Jamestown, in the mid north of South Australia, was blown away when she made the mind-boggling discovery she had scratched the top prize of $300,000 on her Instant Scratch-Its $10 ticket!

The instant winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, admitted $300,000 was a baffling sum of money to get her head around.

“The first thing that came to mind was that I could buy 600 Kate Spade handbags with my windfall! Oh my gosh, that really puts it into perspective for me!” she joked.

“But in all seriousness, when I realised I’d actually won enough money to own my home – that’s when it really sunk in! Holy moly!

“My husband and I have been working hard and saving away like Scrooges and from time to time he would say to me, ‘I wish things would just hurry up’. Well, now he’s got his wish! This windfall will accelerate our lives so far forward from where we would have otherwise been.”

The happy woman said she’ll never forget the moment she realised she’d become $300,000 richer instantly.

“I treat myself to a scratchie each pay day but I’d been thinking that I was a bit down on my luck lately – then a fortnight later this happened!” she explained.

“When I scratched my $10 ticket and saw the top prize I was absolutely stoked, I still can’t believe it!

“I took it into the newsagency to ask a staff member to check it and make sure it was true and lucky no-one was around because we were both screaming down the house!”

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $10 ticket was purchased at Jamestown Newsagency, 28-30 Ayr Street in Jamestown. The latest range of Instant Scratch-its tickets are available now at SA Lotteries outlets.

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