Normanton woman scratches $100,000!

A woman from Normanton, a small cattle town in the Shire of Carpentaria, has a bright New Year ahead of her after scratching the top prize of $100,000 on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The ecstatic woman couldn’t believe her eyes when she scratched ten winning words on her Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“I spoilt myself with two scratchies from the local shop but I didn’t have any ideas or hope that I’d win the top prize,” she explained.

“I walked home and sat down to scratch the tickets. At first I thought I’d won $750 and I was really happy about that but I looked at it again and realised there were ten words!

“My sister-in-law phoned and I said I think I’ve won $100,000! She said ‘no way, you’re a liar’! So I said come and have a look!

“We went over it again and again at least fifty times! I was shaking! I shook the whole day – I couldn’t believe it!”

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she looked forward to an amazing year ahead.

“The New Year will be more exciting than ever!” she exclaimed.

“I’m going to get myself a new car and save the rest. I had my eye on a new model Hilux since we’re out in the country.

“My daughter has already picked out hers – she wants a pink Hilux! And then she said we should get a trolley to take to the shops and load it up with anything we want in it!” The woman explained that the whole town was buzzing with the news of the instant win.

“The big thing about it is I’m the first one here in Normanton to win this much money on a scratchie! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!” she exclaimed.

“There was a Saturday Gold Lotto winner a few years ago but this is a big deal for Normanton! The news was probably around town in about five minutes!

“The funny thing was as soon as the news spread, the local newsagency had sold out of Instant Scratch-Its tickets by the end of the day!”

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket at Normanton Traders, 23 – 33 Woodward Street in Normanton.

Troy Mansfield is the manager of Normanton Traders and was thrilled to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to one of their customers.

“It’s absolutely excellent to see someone local win it! It’s great news for Normanton,” Mr Mansfield exclaimed.

“What a great time of year to win a $100,000 prize too!

“It’s the first top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket we’ve sold! We sold a division one winning entry worth more than $1 million in Saturday Gold Lotto in a Superdraw in August 2013.

“Now we hope we can add to our record with some more major prize winners in 2017!”

The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets is available now at Golden Casket outlets.

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