A Deception Bay grandmother has confessed to being on cloud nine after scoring one of the top prizes of $100,000 on a $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

The top prize winning $5 Crosswords ticket was purchased at Deception Bay News, Shop 5, Deception Bay Shopping Centre, Corner Bay Avenue and Deception Bay Road, Deception Bay. 

Sharing her joy with us today, the delighted winner confessed one of her girlfriends was her good luck charm. 

“I can’t believe it! It’s like a dream. A wonderful dream! I’m on cloud nine! It’s just wonderful!” she exclaimed. 

“I was out shopping with a girlfriend, and she wanted to pop into the newsagency to buy her lottery entry, so while I was there, I thought I’d grab some scratchies for myself. 

“I’ve been buying them for about 20 years, and I think the most I’ve ever won is $50. I couldn’t believe it when I won the top prize. 

“My friend must be my good luck charm! She was there when I scratched it and marched me right back to the newsagency so they could confirm the win. 

“I celebrated that afternoon with my friends and neighbours. I managed to cook dinner and go to bed. But then I woke up at midnight asking myself ‘Is this really happening? Is it real?’ 

“I’ve never won anything other than an esky in a raffle! Now I’m a lucky person. 

“Who says 2020 sucks? Not me!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the loving grandmother said she was looking forward to spending more time with her family. 

“We have two children and grandchildren who live at the coast so we will give them some and help them out,” she said. 

“We are a little overwhelmed by it all at the moment, but I think we’ll use it to visit them so we can spend some more time together. That would be lovely.”

Deception Bay News team member Chloe Murphy said she was thrilled a regular customer had scored a major prize. 

“It was fantastic to see one of our regular players score a prize after buying them for years!” she exclaimed. 

“We were all really excited for her when she came back to check her ticket. 

“We’ve sold a few top prizes over the years we’ve been here, but it never stops being exciting. 

“Congratulations to our customer! We wish her all the best!”