Canberra mum's $100,000 winning tea break!

A tea break is usually when most people like to grab a quick coffee or snack but a Canberra woman recently picked up an instant $100,000 on her break!

The mum was overwhelmed when she scratched one of three $100,000 top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 Crosswords ticket.

“It felt so surreal!” the winner exclaimed.

“I’d just started my break and I was tossing up whether I should buy myself a scratchie and I thought, ‘Why not?’.

“So I bought a Crosswords scratchie because they’re my favourite and I went outside to sit in the sun with my coffee and scratch my ticket. “

I initially scratched three words and thought, ‘Yes, I’ve won seven dollars!’. Then I kept scratching the ticket and revealed another word and another and another, and before I knew it I had 10 words and had won $100,000!

“My head was spinning! I couldn’t work after that and I had to go home! I didn’t sleep at all that night and kept my winning ticket right next to me the whole night – I wasn’t letting it out of my sight until I could claim my prize!

“This $100,000 windfall couldn’t have come at a better time for my family. It means we can buy anything and everything we need! We have some bills that we can wipe out immediately and we can take our kids on a family holiday.”

The delighted winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 Crosswords ticket was purchased at Hawker Place Newsagency, Shops 1 and 2, 72 Hawker Place in ACT.

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