Hardworking Campbellfield woman’s spur-of-the-moment decision leads to $100,000 win
A hardworking Campbellfield woman is thanking a spur-of-the-moment decision for scoring her $100,000 after she scratched one of the top prizes on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The winning ticket was purchased at Campbellfield Lucky Lotto, Shop 7, Campbellfield Plaza, corner Hume Highway and Mahoney’s Road, Campbellfield.
Speaking with us, the Melbourne winner recounted how she came to hold the winning ticket.
“I don’t usually buy Instant Scratch-Its tickets. I normally just play TattsLotto or Powerball,” she explained.
“But I had the day off after working hard all week and I thought I’d buy myself a small treat. I was on my way to Kmart when I saw the outlet and decided to buy myself a scratchie instead.
“I bought a couple of $5 tickets and then scratched them. Before I knew it I saw $100,000 on the ticket. I couldn’t believe it.
“I went back to the store and got them to double check it for me. When the man behind the counter said ‘congratulations’ that’s when I knew I had won $100,000.
“I thought ‘oh my god! No way’! I’m just happy when I win $40 in TattsLotto. I would have been happy with $100! But $100,000 is definitely much better!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the happy woman said she had a few ideas for how to spend it.
“I’ve never had so much money in my life! It’s just wonderful.” she laughed.
“There is so much I can use it for. I’ll leave it for a little while to think about but I might use it to renovate the house a little bit and take my family on a holiday next year.
“I will probably put something aside for my family’s future too. I’ve got two beautiful kids so they will both get a gift as well.”
The thrilled winner also revealed she didn’t waste any time before celebrating the win.
“I went around to my family’s house as soon as I had claimed the prize to tell them all about it,” she said.
“It was so nice to be all together and celebrate but we said we’d do it again at a nice restaurant when they open so we can celebrate in style!”
Campbellfield Lucky Lotto team member Yin Hung said it was exciting a local had scored a major prize at their store.
“We were so happy for our customer when she came in and discovered she had won!” he exclaimed.
“This is the largest major prize we’ve sold in a while so we are thrilled.
“We sold another top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket a few years ago when someone won $10,000 on a $1 ticket.
“Congratulations to our customer! We wish them all the best!”