More study, buying a new car and helping her parents are just some of the plans an emotional Laidley woman has for 2021 thanks to her $200,000 Instant Scratch-Its win.  

The winning $15 Crosswords Book ticket was purchased at newsXpress Laidley, 122 Patrick Street, Laidley. 

Speaking with us this morning, the Lockyer Valley Region resident said she was still reeling from the discovery. 

“I am still in shock now,” she admitted. 

“I usually buy the Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its tickets. They’re my favourite ones. 

“When I scratched this one, I didn’t actually know what I’d won. I thought it might have been a few hundred dollars. 

“I went to the newsagency to get it checked and that’s when they told me. 

“It was amazing! 

“It’s so hard to believe even now. 

“Oh my gosh, and now I am crying again. 

“This is just incredible! It’s such a big win. 

“I am in tears. This will change my life.” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her windfall, the emotional winner said she already knew what she was going to do.

“I want to get myself a new car first,” she said. 

“I am also going to go back and do some studying now! I have been thinking about it for a while, but now I actually can do it. 

“But the thing that makes this prize even more amazing is being able to share it with my parents. Being able to help them means the world to me.” 

newsXpress Laidley team member Amanda King said she hoped the winner had plenty of exciting plans for her prize in the New Year. 

“It was awesome,” she said.

“I was actually here when the winner checked her ticket. She had no idea at first!

“That’s the first time I have been able to deliver winning news to someone who won a major prize. It was such an incredible moment to be part of. 

“The winner was so happy and so was our entire team. I think we were just as happy as she was! 

“We really wish her all the best, she really deserves this prize. It couldn’t have gone to a better person. 

“Hopefully we can deliver more major prize wins to our players in 2021.”