Bendigo woman finally scratches $50,000 top prize winning ticket!

A woman from Bendigo is ‘absolutely thrilled’ after discovering she had been carrying around a $50,000 top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket in her handbag for almost a week!

The overjoyed winner admitted the $50,000 winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket had been floating in the bottom of her handbag for six days before she fished it out and discovered it was a top prize winner.

“We’re so excited! My husband was watching television and I was watching a movie in another room, so when it was over and the credits were rolling I pulled out my ticket and began scratching the panels,” the woman explained.

“There was a little prize here, a little prize there and I thought I’d won $5,000. While I was rushing to tell my husband the good news I was staring at the ticket and when I got to the top of the stairs I realised there was another zero and it was actually $50,000!

“I screamed, ‘WE WON $50,000!’ and I won’t tell you what my husband said,” she laughed.

“We are absolutely thrilled! We couldn’t believe our eyes and couldn’t get to sleep that night!

“We took it into a Tatts outlet the next day. The manager looked at the ticket, and her eyebrows went up when she saw the top prize!

“With the windfall we plan to do some simple renovation works and buy a small boat.”

The happy woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket at Market News Bendigo, Shop 14 in the Bendigo Market Place on Mitchell Street, Bendigo.