Goodna mum shocked to discover $10,000 win is actually $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its prize!
A Goodna mum today has happily discovered what she thought was a $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its win is actually a $100,000 prize.
The top prize winning $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at IGA Goodna, Corner Albert Street and Queen Street, Goodna.
Sharing her excitement with us this morning, the winner explained she had no idea she’d won one of the top prizes of $100,000 until she came into the Lott headquarters.
“I usually buy a few tickets every week, but only when I am in a good mood. I don’t think I will win if I am in a bad mood,” she laughed.
“So last night I was in a good mood and I was at IGA picking up a few things so I thought I would buy a ticket.
“When I was home later I checked the ticket and saw I had won something! I had no idea what I had won but. I thought it would just be $25.
“It wasn’t until I went back into IGA today and checked my ticket that I realised I had won something more.
“The staff there couldn’t tell me what I had won, just that it was over the amount they could pay in store, so I thought maybe it was $10,000.
“I only found out I won $100,000 when I came in just now. Hearing that made me so tingly, it felt surreal.
“I am feeling very nervous! I am in shock. I feel as though I am dreaming.”
When we asked how she planned to spend her win, the humble mum said she had a big family so it would make life a little easier.
“I want to really think about it before I spend it, but the first thing I’ll do is pay some bills,” she admitted.
“I have a big family and I also look after other children as well so this will help us all a lot. It will make life easier.
“I like living life simply. I am not a flashy person at all so I really don’t know what I will spend it on.
“I might go away for a weekend and just relax.
“I will have a few drinks with some friends to celebrate tonight too.”
IGA Goodna night front end supervisor Sheri Schwarz said she was thrilled to have made another one of her customers a happy Instant Scratch-its winner.
“Everyone is so excited for her,” she said
“She is a regular customer and she is very deserving, so we are very happy for her.
“This is the second top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket we’ve sold this year so hopefully this means we’re on a winning streak and make more of our customer’s happy winners.
“In January our winner won $50,000 and this time $100,000 so fingers crossed our next winner takes home an even bigger prize!”