Jaw-dropping $25,000 instant win for Hunter couple!

A married couple from the Port Stephens area in the Hunter region of New South Wales has kicked off 2017 with a New Year’s bonus after scratching one of two top prizes of $25,000 on a $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket! T

he delighted wife explained she won the $25,000 winning ticket as a free ticket prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket, which turned her frown upside down.

“I was a bit down so I was just wandering around the shops and I thought I’d go collect the $2 free ticket prize I’d won on a scratchie,” she said.

“So I took it home and my husband actually scratched it. We were sitting in the lounge room and I saw him staring at it and then he took his glasses off, put them back on, turned the ticket over, turned it back again and said to me ‘I think you better take a look at this’.

“He reckons the look on my face was just priceless when I realised I’d won $25,000 - my mouth just dropped open and then I started screaming!

“We had to keep looking at it and asking ourselves ‘Is it real? Is it really real?’.

“Now we won’t be able to take the smile off our faces for a while. It’s unbelievable!

“We’re battlers and we’ll be putting it towards a house deposit, so you wouldn’t believe how much this is going to help us.”

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, purchased the top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket at Terrace Plaza Newsagency, Shop 18 in Terrace Plaza on Sturgeon Street in Raymond Terrace.

Nicole Smith is the owner of Terrace Plaza Newsagency and was delighted to have made her customer’s day. “

What a wonderful surprise to have uncovered the top prize of $25,000, particularly considering it was scratched on a free ticket prize!” Mrs Smith exclaimed.

“We’re delighted for our winning customers and wish them all the best with their prize!”

It’s not the first top prize for customers of Terrace Plaza Newsagency, in June 2015 they sold a Saturday Lotto ticket that won a division one prize worth more than $722,000!

The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at NSW Lotteries outlets. It can happen it an instant. It could happen to you.