A Gold Coast woman is now $25,000 richer after scratching the top prize on her $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The woman, from Broadbeach, purchased the lucky scratchie from her local newsagent, Broadbeach Oasis News.
When sharing her excitement with an official from The Lott today, the elated winner said she purchased the scratchie on a whim.
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“I had a Powerball ticket to check, so I ducked into the newsagency and turns out, I won about $40 on it,” she said.
“So I used that money to buy the paper, a ticket for the next Powerball draw and a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets.”
The woman said she couldn’t believe it when she scratched the winning prize.
“I was completely gobsmacked! I think I might have gone into a state of shock too,” she said.
“It’s such a blessing! I am just so grateful… It’s been a bit tough lately, so this is a very welcomed surprise.”
The woman said she celebrated the win with a fancy bottle of champagne, with a new TV now on the top of her list.
“The rest I want to save for a rainy day,” she said.
Last year, 177 lucky punters scratched more than $16 million in top prizes.