A forgotten Instant Scratch-Its ticket found languishing at the bottom of a handbag has yielded a Glenorchy woman a $25,000 top prize. 

The top prize winning $2 Giddy Up Cup ticket was purchased at newsXpress Glenorchy, Shop 52, Northgate Shopping Centre, 387-393 Main Road, Glenorchy. 

Sharing her joy with us this morning, the happy Tasmanian explained she didn’t realise she had the winning ticket in her possession for a few days. 

“Thank you,” she laughed. 

“I buy a couple of scratchies every now and again when I get my lottery tickets. 

“It took me a couple of days to finally scratch it, it was in my handbag all along, and I’d forgotten about it. 

“When I scratched it and realised I’d won $25,000, it made my day. It was so exciting! 

“I honestly couldn’t believe my luck. I felt so special!” 

When asked how she thought she might enjoy her instant windfall, the winning woman said it would go towards some home renovations. 

“There are a few things that need to be done around the house,” she explained. 

“It will be great not to have to worry about doing the jobs ourselves, and we can pay someone to do them for us now!”