A Kaleen woman said she was overwhelmed with a feeling of excitement and joy when she scratched an Instant Scratch-Its ticket and discovered she was suddenly $100,000 richer.
The top prize winning $5 Crosswords ticket was purchased at Gifted & More Kaleen, Shop 2, Kaleen Village Centre, 93 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen.
Sharing her win with an official from The Lott this afternoon, the Canberra resident said she was still reeling from the discovery.
“I can’t believe it!” she exclaimed.
“I bought the ticket and scratched it straight away, like I always do.
“I was standing there in the newsagency and I just couldn’t believe it.
“I felt so excited and so much joy. It was an amazing feeling!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the woman explained she was still making plans.
“I’m waiting for the news to sink in before I decide anything,” she explained.
“I haven’t decided just yet, but I am sure it will help me in so many ways!”
Gifted & More Kaleen employee Cathy Chapman said she was thrilled for their latest winner.
“It’s so great to see this prize go to a local and regular customer,” she said.
“This is the first top prize winning ticket we’ve sold in a little while so we hope it’s a sign of more to come.
“Congratulations to her! I hope she really enjoys her prize!”
Between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, there were 151 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across the Lott’s jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $11.8 million in top prizes.
During this same time, Instant Scratch-Its players enjoyed more than 29.1 million wins across all prize tiers worth more than $235.25 million. This equates to more than half a million dollars won on Instant Scratch-Its every day