A Nerang woman went out shopping with her granddaughter and came home $10,000 richer after winning one of the top prizes on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

When we spoke with the loving grandmother she described the moment she discovered she was an instant winner.

“My granddaughter and I decided to have a girl’s day out and go shopping,” she said gleefully.

“We had finished shopping and went to have a coffee, and there was a newsagency near the coffee shop, so I thought I would buy some Instant Scratch-Its tickets for us to enjoy.

“I bought three, one for my son, one for my adult granddaughter and one for myself.

“I scratched mine and I thought ‘No, it couldn’t be!’ So I did all the maths and checked it over and over again.

“It was a total spin out! My granddaughter won $2 and I won $10,000! So we both had wins!

“We were so happy but really, really shocked! The biggest thrill I got was actually telling my son I had won and seeing the look on his face.

“The most I have ever won is $50! I am happy with any win, but this is amazing!

“I am feeling really lucky now. I feel as though I should go out and buy everyone an Instant Scratch-Its ticket so they can all experience a win too!”

When asked how she planned to use her instant win, the Nerang woman admitted the shopping would continue and she would share it with her family.

“I am going to buy a boat for my whole family to enjoy! So we can eat lots of fresh fish,” she said.

“The fish will go straight from the boat to the pan – you couldn’t get fresher or nicer fresh fish every day.”

The overjoyed Gold Coast woman bought her winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket at Nextra Village News Nerang, K2, My Centre
Nerang, 57 Station Street, Nerang.

Nextra Village News Nerang co-owner Barrie Williams said he was thrilled to have helped deliver a $10,000 win to one of his customers.

“It is fantastic!” he said.

“It is great the top prize went to such a deserving winner. She was so excited and really appreciative.

“Our last big prize was about six months ago, so we were due for a win!

“I hope we deliver more big wins to our customers in the future.”