Gold Coast couple win big on Instant Scratch-It

A Coolangatta couple are planning to splurge on travelling the globe after scoring a massive win on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The pair won the top prize on the Live the Life ticket, which they purchased at the Kirra Beach News & Lotto, securing them $1000 in their bank accounts every week for the next five years.

The woman told Golden Casket she is still in disbelief after the win.


“It’s excellent! It was the best surprise,” she laughed.

“It was my husband’s birthday and he had a little win on Lotto so he bought the ticket!

“Of course when we first scratched it, there’s no way I believed we had won the top prize!

“It didn’t really sink in for a little while. Once we start seeing the money appear in our account every week maybe that’s when it will actually hit us!”

When asked how she planned to enjoy her windfall, the woman revealed her and her husband would use it to travel the world.

“This will go towards a travel fund for us to enjoy at our leisure. It’s absolutely perfect!”

Kirra Beach News & Lotto owner Mandy Rue said her winning customers were delighted when they came in store to check their ticket.

“It was so lovely to be part of the win and excitement for this very happy couple,” she said.

“The winning ticket was sold by my husband and checked by me, so it was very special.

“It’s great to finally sell a top prize winning ticket and we hope this is the first of many for our customers!

“Congratulations to the winners!”