A Goulburn woman received the surprise of a lifetime when she discovered the Instant Scratch-Its ticket she thought won $1,000 had in fact delivered her a life-enhancing $150,000 top prize win.

The $10 Jumbo Crosswords Tasmania Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Newsextra Goulburn, Shop 6 Marketplace, 12-20 Verner Street, Goulburn.

The winning woman was still reeling from excitement when we reached out this morning to confirm her win.

“I’m so pleased,” she exclaimed.

“I’ve been sitting on this ticket since Mother’s Day. I took it down the other day to finally get it checked with a couple of other tickets.

“The team member at the newsagency told me that I had to claim the prize at the head office because it was bigger than what they could pay out.

“He thought I had won $1,000 but told me to confirm with The Lott. I sent it off in the mail and then I received a phone call yesterday from them.

“The Lott Prize Administration team member said she was calling about my $150,000 Instant Scratch-Its win and I was dumbfounded. I said to her, ‘Are you sure? Is that real?’.

“I thought I’d won $1,000, so it was such a nice surprise – I didn’t expect it at all!

“Thank you so much.

“We’re also going on an interstate holiday next week which is perfect timing so we will celebrate the win over there!”

With $150,000 opening the doors to some small but mighty dreams, the Southern Tablelands woman said she was looking forward to paying off some bills.

“We will be financially smart and pay off some of our debt,” she shared.

“This is a great boost.”

Newsextra Goulburn owners Peter and Allison Watt said they were absolutely overjoyed to have sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to a local woman.