While most lottery winners upgrade their car or pay off their mortgage, a Goodna woman plans to use her $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win to replace her staircase and carpet.

The top prize-winning $5 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Goodna Newsagency, 19b, 2 Smiths Road, Goodna.

“I didn’t believe it when I first scratched the ticket,” the winning woman giggled when we confirmed her windfall.

“I’m honestly smiling to myself thinking about the win.

“I’ve been scratching for about 30 years, so it feels great to have finally won the top prize!

“I haven’t told anyone, but I plan to tell my family on my birthday next year. It will be a wonderful surprise for my family, that’s for sure.

“I already know what to do with the win – it will go towards new stairs and carpet!

“Then, I’ll look to gift some to my kids.

“Thank you so much.”

Goodna Newsagency team member Renee Smith said she couldn’t believe she had sold a top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket in her first three weeks of working at the outlet.

“I’m over the moon for the winner and we couldn’t be happier that the win went to a regular customer!” she shared.

“I’m only new to the outlet as well – going on my third week. The ticket became available when I started, so it seems very fitting to have sold the winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to her.

“In 2016, we sold a $1,000 a week for five years top prize on a $5 Live the Life Instant Scratch-Its ticket and then in 2018, we sold a $10,000 top prize on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“Congratulations to the local woman, and we wish her all the best with her future endeavours. Thank you for supporting our outlet and we hope to sell more winning tickets soon!”