Gold Coast grandma turns $5 into $100K after shock scratchie win

A Gold Coast grandmother says she’s still in ‘la la land’ after scratching the top prize on a $5 scratchie.

The shocked woman, who decided to buy the scratchie to help cure her isolation boredom, is now $100,000 richer.

When speaking with an official from The Lott today, the woman said the win was life-changing for her family.


“When I scratched the ticket I had a huge smile! I absolutely screamed the newsagency down!

“It still hasn’t sunk in! I can’t believe I bought myself one ticket, and I won $100,000.

“It’s a ridiculous amount of money. It really will change my life.”

PHOTO: The Lott | The winning sratchie!

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant win, the loving mum said she couldn’t wait to spoil her family.

“My greatest joy is to be able to share it with my kids,” she shared.

“They have already been sending me cars they want to buy!

“All I really want is a fridge and freezer. One of those fancy ones that you can get the ice and water from the front.

“I wouldn’t mind a new washing machine too!

“I’ve never been overseas either. It would be nice to get a passport and put some of it towards a future trip!”

The $5 20 X the Cash Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Nextra Nerang Mall.

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It’s only a hundred thou, Love. Someone needs to tell your kids that cars are expensive, you get what you want first.

100k back in the day would of set her up for life.
5 + houses etc.
Let her enjoy a new fridge and wash machine.
Don’t need the flashy car either.
Today we want all the fancy stuff to survive, she has made it without the $$$