A Craigieburn woman has confessed she won $100,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its top prize after seeing red, but not in anger, just the colour of the $5 Sunny Safari ticket. 

The winning $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Euro Garages Australia Craigieburn, 10 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn.

Sharing her excitement with us, the thrilled winner recounted the decision that led to her top prize win. 

“I was on my way home from work when I topped up my car with petrol, and while I was at the counter paying I noticed the bright red colour of this ticket,” she explained. 

“I’d never bought an Instant Scratch-Its ticket before, but they looked so bright, so I decided to buy four and take them home for me and my husband to scratch. 

“I went straight to bed when I got home and then got back up to go to work and completely forgot about them. 

“It wasn’t until I got home the next day and my husband asked me why I bought them, that I remembered. 

“I scratched them and I couldn’t believe it. It was an amazing feeling to see I’d won $100,000. 

“Red is definitely my favourite colour now!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the stoked winner confessed it would allow her to fulfil a life-long dream of owning her own home. 

“We’ve been saving for a house deposit for years and years with the hopes of having enough to buy one next year,” she explained. 

“So the win has come at the right time for us as most of it will go towards a house. 

“We can’t do anything at the moment, but when we can I’d love to take the family on a little holiday around Christmas too.” 

Eurogarages Australia Craigieburn store manager Surya Make said he was thrilled one of his regular customers had scored a major prize. 

“We are so happy for our customer! She’s a regular who always comes in to fill up her car but this was the first time she’d ever bought an Instant Scratch-Its ticket!” he exclaimed. 

“It’s also the first time we’ve sold a major prize so we are absolutely thrilled! 

“It’s really created a buzz in store with our regular customers, especially those who also play Instant Scratch-Its. 

“We are so happy for our winner! We wish her all the best with her prize!”