Elderslie grandmother’s persistence pays off with $200,000 Instant Scratch-Its top prize win!
A generous grandmother from Elderslie can’t wait to spoil her grandkids following her $200,000 Instant Scratch-Its top prize win.
The top prize winning $15 Crosswords Book Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Hoxton Park Newsagency, Shop 4, 600 Hoxton Park Road, Hoxton Park.
Speaking with an official from The Lott this morning, the winning grandmother confessed she had an inkling that she was going to take home an Instant Scratch-Its top prize someday.
“I’ve been visiting Hoxton Park Newsagency for a while. I remember seeing that newsagency and just knowing that I was going to buy my Instant Scratch-Its tickets from there,” she explained.
“I have a bit of a routine. A couple of nights a week, I make my dinner, have a cup of coffee and scratch an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“Last year, I won $5,000 on another Instant Scratch-Its ticket. I’m always grateful and happy about every win.
“At first, I thought I’d won $1,000. As I scratched more of the ticket, I started to uncover more and more words.
“What I originally thought was a $1,000 win turned into $5,000, and then suddenly, it was confirmed that I had won the big one.
“When I went back to Hoxton Park Newsagency and told them the winning news, we hugged and cried. It was a fantastic feeling.
“At this stage, even with my health not being the best, I’m not ready to give up working. I will get my son to help invest some of the winnings and begin some renovations to my house.
“My kids don’t really need the money, but I will be making sure that I spoil my grandkids and celebrate with my family.”
Hoxton Park Newsagency owner Lance Lagudi said it was the first top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket they’d sold, and they were delighted the prize had gone to one of their regular customers.
“I feel great. This has been a long time coming for our newsagency,” he exclaimed.
“Funny story. I had a feeling she was going to win. Just a few days prior, I remember saying, ‘You’re going to be my first top prize Instant Scratch-Its winner’ and I was right!
“I get so excited when our customers win, and I know in a lot of situations that the money is life-enhancing.
“This is a well-deserved win for a beautiful customer.
“We look forward to blessing more people with wins in the future.”