A Goondiwindi farmer is ready to treat herself and her husband to an overseas holiday after she scratched one of the top prizes of $100,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its $5 Crosswords ticket.
The thrilled winner purchased her ticket from Bishops News Nextra, 70 Marshall Street, Goondiwindi.
It’s the second top prize Instant Scratch-Its win to land in the region during the past month. In July, an Inglewood great grandfather scratched $10,000 on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
Speaking to a Golden Casket official this week when claiming her prize, the happy woman explained how her regular Instant Scratch-Its routine helped land the win.
“My husband and I usually buy Instant-Scratch-Its in twos – one for each of us. If we have a win, we reinvest, if we don’t, we just leave it for a few weeks and then we usually go back and buy another two,” she said.
“I scratched this one when we were at home and I was a bit flabbergasted actually.
“I didn’t say anything. I gave to my husband to have a look at. We were both very stunned and I think his words were ‘oh! So someone does win them!’,” she laughed.
“The win is great. It’s certainly the biggest prize I’ve ever won.
“I think we’re going to treat ourselves - maybe an overseas trip. Why not?!”
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her top-prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket at Bishops News Nextra, 70 Marshall Street, Goondiwindi.
Bishops News Nextra owner Jack Bishop said he was happy to see another top prize win land in the region.
“It’s always good to see a customer win and it’s extra special when it’s one of our long-time regulars,” he said.
“We’re one of the oldest Golden Casket outlets in Queensland still operating having first sold casket tickets in 1923. Over the years, we’ve had fair share of winners and may there be plenty more to come.”