Eagleby woman looks to the sky and thanks the universe for $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
An Eagleby woman is thanking the universe for delivering her a $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win, following her request to the sky for a big win.
The winning $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Nextra Beenleigh Market Place, Shop 29A, Beenleigh Market Place, Beenleigh.
Speaking with us this morning, the Logan woman relayed the moments leading up to her top prize win.
“I have a little tradition of buying the Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its tickets every week,” she explained.
“When I went to the newsagency, the lady was opening a new packet of the Crosswords tickets and this ticket was the very first ticket in the packet. I knew I wanted that one!
“I took the ticket home and scratched it while I was watching some TV.
“I thought I had eight words and had won $750. I was ecstatic!
“I headed back to the newsagency a few days later to collect my prize, and the lady there told me the prize was too much to pay.
“So then I thought I had won $10,000. I thought ‘blooming heck!’.
“Then when I went to the Lott head office, the lady congratulated me on winning $100,000.
“I laughed and said, ‘I think you’ve added an extra zero, you mean $10,000’!
“But nope, it was really $100,000! I couldn’t believe it. I just kept saying ‘oh my god, oh my god’.
“I was with my daughter. She was laughing and crying, and I was completely flabbergasted.
“It really is wonderful. I almost jumped out of my skin.
“We couldn’t help but giggle all the way home.
“Whenever I win a prize, no matter how big it is, I always thank the universe and look up to the sky and say, ‘can I have a little bit more next time?’.
“Well, the universe certainly has delivered!”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the grateful winner said there was no better way to make plans than over a glass of celebratory champagne.
“Tonight, I am going to have some drinks with my daughter and write a list of how to enjoy the prize,” she shared.
“I have a few ideas already. I want to give some to my daughter, get a new veranda and some new tyres on my car!
“It certainly won’t go to waste.”
Nextra Beenleigh Market Place employee Michelle said the outlet was ecstatic for their winning customer.
“How fantastic,” she said.
“It’s just amazing news.
“We are almost excited as the winner is!
“She is a very deserving winner, so we couldn’t be happier for her.
“We also sold a division two winning entry in Oz Lotto last week, so we are feeling very lucky.
“We have sold quite a few major prizes in the past as well, and we were waiting for another.
“Hopefully we keep delivering those big wins to our customers!”