Brisbane CBD commuter celebrates $100,000 win after a near missed connection
A woman from the western suburbs of Brisbane confessed she nearly didn’t buy the $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket that yielded her one of the top prizes of $100,000 – because she was in a hurry during her daily commute.
Speaking with us today to claim her prize, the woman revealed she loved playing Instant Scratch-Its Crosswords tickets but nearly missed out on the $100,000 win.
“I just love them! I try to buy one whenever I pass through Central Station,” she explained.
“Sometimes it depends on my mood, or if there is a queue or if I’m running late for my train.
“I nearly didn’t buy the ticket that won me $100,000 because I thought the line was too long and I was in a hurry.
“But I thought to myself ‘you’re here now, just get one’ and I am so glad I did!”
The happy woman said the Instant Scratch-Its ticket was forgotten in her handbag for nearly 24 hours before she remembered to scratch it.
“It wasn’t until Saturday night that I remember it was there,” she confessed.
“I scratched it while I was relaxing in front of the TV and was only sort of half paying attention to it.
“It wasn’t until I counted the words that I thought I may have won. I originally thought I had won $750, but once my husband checked it and confirmed, we realised I had won $100,000!”
When asked how the thrilled winner planned to spend her instant windfall, she revealed she hadn’t yet let herself get too carried away with thoughts on how to spend it.
“I didn’t want to get my hopes up until it was confirmed!” she declared.
“But now I know it’s real I can start to think about how I might enjoy it.
“I don’t know how I will spend it but what I do know is that it will be life-changing for us.”
The winning $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-its ticket was purchased at WH Smith Central Station, Central Station Concourse, Brisbane.
WH Smith Central Station Senior Store Manager Steven Plant said he was thrilled his outlet had sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“What wonderful news and how exciting for our customer!” he exclaimed.
“We’ll be putting up posters and telling all of our customers we’ve sold a winner.
“I’m sure our regular customers will be delighted we sold a winning ticket and maybe a little envious it wasn’t them.
“This is the first major prize our business has sold under the new ownership so we are really excited.
“Congratulations to our winner! We wish them all the best with their win.”