Heart-stopping $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its win in Penrith!

A Penrith woman said her heart skipped a few beats when she realised she’d just scratched a $10,000 top prize on her Instant Scratch-Its $1.10 ticket!

The delighted winner said she almost lost her winning ticket in all the excitement after she’d scratched the top prize.

“I was at home with all my family when I scratched the $10,000 prize. I couldn’t believe it – I started to have heart palpitations when I realised I’d won!” the happy winner exclaimed.

“Once I settled down I called out to my family that I’d won! Everyone was so excited for me.

“The winning ticket got handed around because they all wanted to see it for themselves and my son even jokingly tried to run off with it! But I yelled out to him, ‘Come on give it back now!’

“I used to be a regular scratchies player but I hadn’t bought any tickets in such a long time. The other day I was in the newsagency buying a lotto entry and I decided to get a few scratchies as well.

“I’m planning to pay off a loan with my prize money which will be wonderful! But I think I’ll keep $500 of it so I can buy something nice for myself.”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $1.10 ticket was purchased at Werrington Cellars, Shop 13 in Victoria Street, Werrington.

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