A Gold Coast woman initially thought she was being pranked when she scratched a $50,000 prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket on April Fool’s Day. 

The top prize winning $4 Disco Bingo Plus ticket was purchased at Coombabah Lakes Newsagency, Shop 14/21 Hansford Road, Coombabah. 

Sharing her excitement with us this morning, the Coombabah local said the exciting news was still sinking in. 

“I scratched it on April Fool’s Day, which makes it even funnier!” she explained. 

“I was just sitting at the breakfast table, and it was the last number I scratched!

“I thought it must have been some kind of joke. Then I yelled out to my partner, ‘I think we’ve won $50,000 dollars!’. 

“I was so excited. We went straight to the newsagency and got them to check it, and when they told us the prize was too big for them to pay out, we knew it was true. 

“We’re so happy!” 

With $50,000 about to hit her bank account, the Gold Coast winner knew exactly what she’d be doing with her prize. 

“Our bathroom really needs to be gutted and renovated,” she said. 

“We also need to install some more air-conditioning. 

“It will be a huge help!” 

Coombabah Lakes Newsagency owner Adrian Lancaster said he was happy for his regular customer. 

“It’s fantastic to see this prize go to someone who is always coming in here and supporting us,” he said. 

“It’s been a long time between wins for us, so we certainly hope this is the beginning of a winning streak! 

“Congratulations to our winner!”