Warrnambool couple scratch $100,000 on crosswords ticket!

A married couple from Warrnambool love the letter ‘E’ after it completed the words they needed to win one of three top prize of $100,000 on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords Winter Warmer ticket!

The happy winning couple both told their sides to their story about that moment when all their words just fell into place.
“I’m pretty happy! It was really great! We were in town doing some shopping and I bought four scratchie tickets for my wife,” the man explained.
“We got home and my wife decided to have a sleep before we scratched the tickets.
“After her nap, we were out on the porch and having a cup of coffee. On the first two tickets there was nothing and on the third we won $12, and then next minute the last one was the lucky one with the $100,000 prize!
“My wife just went crazy! She was jumping up and down screaming and yelling. It was pretty exciting.”
The wife, who was the one who scratched the winning ticket, chimed in with her version of the life-changing event.
“I said darling we got four words, no darling we got five, and then I scratched some more and said wait six, wow seven but then I thought there’s probably not going to be the letter ‘E’ because if that comes out we’ve won it!” she exclaimed.
“And guess what, that little letter E came out! I’ve never been happier to see it. I screamed darling we got $100,000!
“I checked it so, so many times to make sure it was right. I don’t know how many times I checked those letters and the words we made!
“This is the first time in my life I’ve won that big!”
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, said they’d have to take some time to decide what to do with the prize after the news sunk in.
The top prize winning $5 Crosswords Winter Warmer Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Norfolk Lotto, Shops 4- 5 in the Norfolk Plaza on Raglan Parade, Warrnambool.
Rhonda Welsh is the owner of Norfolk Lotto and was the one to sell the top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“It is actually such a thrilling experience!” Mrs Welsh explained.
“Customers are always asking have any of your customers ever won a big prize on a scratchies ticket and now I can’t wait to tell them all about my winners and their lovely story.
“The happy winning gentleman visited us recently and said ‘I told you I’d be back with a win!’
“We’re very, very happy for them!”
The latest range of Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at Tatts outlets.
It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.