Forest Glen mother in disbelief after discovering $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its top prize win
A Forest Glen mother has attributed her $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its top prize win to a conversation she had with her son about tools on the weekend.
Her top prize-winning $1 ToolBox Bucks Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Wirreanda News, 110 King St, Buderim, Queensland.
“I’m still in shock!” she exclaimed when we called to confirm the win this morning.
“I popped into the newsagency to check an old ticket that had been in my purse for ages.
“I just bought another two $1 Instant Scratch-Its tickets for fun and scratched them while I was there.
“Strangely enough, I bought the ToolBox Bucks ticket because my son was talking about buying a drill the day before.
“I couldn’t quite read them. I handed them to Anthony, the team member at the newsagency, and the first one came up with no win. Then on the second one, I saw his face change.
“He said, ‘one minute’ and I thought I must have won a free ticket.
“Then he said, ‘you’ve won $10,000!’
“I seriously didn’t believe him!”
The Sunshine Coast woman shared her prize would be spread between family, a holiday, and bathroom renovations.
“My family are so excited,” she explained.
“We might do a holiday to the Gold Coast.
“It’s going to help with some bathroom renovations too.”
Wirreanda News owner Anthony Mewengkang said he was thrilled to have sold a top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“What a surprise it was! We’re so happy to have sold a top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket and we’re sure our fortunate winner is over the moon,” he said.
“Our regular customer had checked her ticket in our store and it was a special moment. I’m sure it's something she will remember for the rest of her life!
“The team and I are so happy for our customer. Congratulations to her and we wish her all the best.
“We hope this is the start of a winning streak for us!”