Canberra grandmother celebrates unforgettable birthday with Instant Scratch-Its top prize

A grandmother from Canberra has had a birthday celebration she will remember every week for the next five years after scratching one of the top prizes of $1,000 a week for five years on a $5 Live the Life Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The elated winner explained that her family were gathered to celebrate her birthday and they all erupted into celebration when the top prize of $1,000 a week for five years was scratched.
 
“This means so much to me,” the grandmother shared through tears of joy.
 
“I received the $5 Live the Life ticket in a birthday card from my daughter and I decided to scratch it while everyone was there.
 
“At first I didn’t realise I’d won, I didn’t realise I had scratched three winning symbols!
 
“The most I’ve ever won is about $5 dollars so this is wonderful!”
 
When asked what she plans to do each week for the next five years, the winner didn’t hesitate to declare she would share it with her family.
 
“My family are very special to me so I’ve decided I’m going to spoil them with an overseas family holiday.”
 
The winning ticket was purchased from Nepean Square Newsagency, Shop 38, Nepean Village, 144 Station Street, Penrith.
 
Nepean Square Newsagency owner Nabil Bahous said the outlet was thrilled to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
 
“Wow – that’s great news!” he exclaimed.
 
“We were due for a big win! It’s always good to hear of our customers winning and we’ll have another plaque to add to our wall!
 
“Congratulations to the winner!  I hope they enjoy their prize!”
 
The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at NSW Lotteries outlets. It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.