New Year's in New York for Instant Scratch-Its Live the Life winner!

A hard working professional woman walked around for a week with a top prize winning $5 Live the Life Black Instant Scratch-Its ticket in her purse before she scratched it to discover she had won weekly $1,000 instalments for the next five years!

The winning woman confessed she purchased the $5 Live the Life Black Instant Scratch-Its ticket on her way to work after returning from annual leave and had kept the ticket in her bag for around one week before scratching it.

“I’d had a crappy day at work and felt like I needed something to change my luck so thought to myself ‘I’ll have a go at the scratchies in my bag’ so I decided to scratch the tickets,” the winning woman explained.

“When I scratched the ticket I couldn’t believe it! I shouted out ‘Oh! Oh my God, oh my God – I think I just won!

“I wanted to make sure I wasn’t seeing things so I went to the newsagent to double check that it was real.

“I said to someone last week I felt like I was going to win something on my scratchies but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon!

“I’ve been planning to go to New York and have been saving so now I’ll definitely be able to go and celebrate New Year’s in New York!”

The winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at City Mall Newsagency, lower end Queen Street Mall, on the corner of Queen Street and Edward Street, Brisbane City.

City Mall Newsagency manager Brett Henstridge was thrilled about selling the top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“This is fantastic – what wonderful news for one of our customers!” Mr Henstridge exclaimed.

“A big congratulations to our winner – what a great prize to have scratched.

“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 and wish her all the best for the future – in particular the next five years!

“We hope she can live it up a little and enjoy her weekly windfall!”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

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