Gold Coast woman $50,000 richer after scratching top prize

A Gold Coast woman has turned $4 into a whopping $50,000 after scratching the top prize on an instant scratch-it.

The lucky woman purchased the Disco Bingo Plus ticket at the Coombabah Lakes Newsagency, and initially thought she was being pranked when she scratched the top prize.

“I scratched it on April Fool’s Day, which makes it even funnier!” the Coombabah local said.


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“I was just sitting at the breakfast table, and it was the last number I scratched!

“I thought it must have been some kind of joke… Then I yelled out to my partner, I think we’ve won $50,000 dollars!”

The woman said she went straight to the newsagency and got them to also check the ticket to make sure she wasn’t dreaming.

“When they told us the prize was too big for them to pay out, we knew it was true. We’re so happy!” she said.

The lucky winner said she plans on spending the money on renovations around the home.

“Our bathroom really needs to be gutted and renovated,” she said.

“We also need to install some more air-conditioning… It will be a huge help!”

The owner of the newsagency where the winning scratchie was purchased said he’s “extremely happy” for his regular customer.

“It’s fantastic to see this prize go to someone who is always coming in here and supporting us,” he said.

“It’s been a long time between wins for us, so we certainly hope this is the beginning of a winning streak!”

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