A heart-stopping $260K Instant Scratch Its-win for Ipswich woman!

An Ipswich pensioner admitted her life flashed before her eyes when she discovered she’d scratched a winning Instant Scratch-Its $5 Live the Life Black ticket guaranteeing weekly $1,000 instalments for the next five years!

Fortunately, the ecstatic winner was surrounded by the right people as she made her dream-come-true discovery whilst sitting at the Doctors waiting for an appointment.

“I’d just purchased the ticket across the road and was scratching it while I waited for the Doctor to see me. When I realised I had the winning ticket I couldn’t stop yelling ‘I’ve won! I’ve won!” the winner laughed.

“I’m in my 50s – I could have had a heart attack!

“I checked it three times before I could even believe it.

“The lovely medical centre receptionist even helped me walk – no, helped me wobble with shock – back over to the newsagency to show them my Instant Scratch-Its ticket.”

The winner said she didn’t sleep all weekend until she had the chance to come in to Golden Casket to claim her prize.

“I haven’t slept in days! I kept the scratchie hidden under a rug all weekend just to keep it safe!”

The Ipswich woman hasn’t decided exactly how she’ll spend her win but there’s no rush as she has the next five years to enjoy her weekly prize payments.

“I don’t want to make any hasty decisions just yet… but this win will mean big things for my life!”

The winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Goodna Newsagency, shop 19B at 2 Smiths Road, Goodna.

Goodna Newsagency manager Liam Teeboon was just as thrilled about the top prize as the winner.

“When the customer came in with her top prize winning ticket and I looked at it and realised she had actually won the big one, I was ecstatic!” Mr Teeboon exclaimed.

“The lucky woman is the first top prize winner I’ve ever served so it was exciting for me as well.

“Now I have my fingers crossed that we can sell another winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket soon.

“I’d like to congratulate our top prize winner again and wish her all the best for the future – in particular the next five years!”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

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