It can happen in an instant on the Sunshine Coast!

Tuesday 8 March 2016 - Internet issues meant a Currimundi woman experienced a ‘dial-up speed’ lag in discovering her Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket had won a $50,000 top prize!

The winner explained she bought a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets but when she got home she had some internet problems to deal with.

“When I got home I was busy on the telephone for some time trying to sort out my internet issues and I forgot all about my tickets,” the ecstatic winner explained.

“The next evening I was just about to go to bed when I remembered that I’d bought some Instant Scratch-Its tickets so I got them out and started scratching them just before midnight!

“Well, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw I’d won the top prize! I checked it a few times before I sent each of my daughters a text message to say that I thought I’d just won $50,000! I got two very groggy messages back from them to say that it was wonderful news.

“I was so excitied I couldn’t go to sleep after that! I tossed and turned for a while before I just gave up and read a book all night with my $50,000 winning ticket tucked under the pillow next to me!

“In the morning I went next door to my neighbours and asked them to double check that I had really won the top prize!

“This prize money is going to go such a long way! I’ve got a huge list of things that I need to do around the house so they’ll all get done now and I’ll have a lovely amount left over – perhaps I’ll even treat myself!”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The winning ticket was purchased at Parklands News, Shop 4 in Ridgehaven Marketplace, 238 Parklands Boulevard in Meridan Plains.

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

More chances to win!

There are more chances to win big this week with Oz Lotto jackpotting to a massive $25 million for tonight’s draw and Powerball has risen to $15 million for Thursday’s draw on 10 March. Entries in both jackpot draws are available now from Golden Casket outlets or online at Tatts.com.