“Completely unbelievable” Gold Coast Grandma’s scratchie win

A Grandmother who recently became guardian to her four grand-children is the Gold Coast’s latest big money winner, taking home a whopping $150,000 from a $10 scratchie.

Leanne Wilson from Pimpama purchased a Christmas Instant Scratch-Its ticket at Pimpama Lotto & News and says the win is life-changing for her family.

“This means the absolute world to me,” Ms Wilson said.


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“It’s given us security for the kids, which is the most important thing. It’s come at the best time.”

Ms Wilson admitted she bought the scratchie because she was having a bad day and wanted to cheer herself up.

“I forgot about it, and then about a week or so later, I found it again and scratched it,”

“When I saw the top prize win, I didn’t believe it. It was exhilarating but completely unbelievable! I was jumping up and down!”

The lucky Grandmother says her husband arranged a special treat for her to go pick up her cheque.

“Hubby arranged a limo for me to go to The Lott head office to claim this prize, making it extra special.”

Ms Wilson plans to use the money on a house deposit and to care for her grandchildren.