$200,000 Instant Scratch-Its surprise in Goolwa!

A woman from Aldinga Beach, an outer southern suburb of Adelaide, won the top prize of $200,000 on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket after popping it in her purse for the morning and scratching it on her ‘lucky’ lunch break.

The happy office worker said it was her usual routine to let her Instant Scratch-Its ticket linger a while before finally scratching off the panels to reveal any winnings.

“It was such a big surprise! I’m still really elated actually!” the woman laughed.

“After picking out my scratchie ticket and popping it my purse, which I often do, I never ever expected I was carrying around $200,000 for half the day!

“Once I revealed the top prize I had everyone in the office madly checking it, but the reality I’d won still wasn’t sinking in!

“When I told my husband he burst into tears of joy!

“This prize means a lot to us. I’ll be able to find more time to spend with my family and we can pay off our mortgage.

“Whenever I visit my mother the first thing she always jokingly asks me is ‘Have you won the lotto yet?’ so I can’t wait to tell her I’ve scratched $200,000!”

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket from Goolwa Pharmacy, Shop 10 – 12 in the Goolwa Shopping Centre on 33 Hutchinson Street in Goolwa.

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