A Griffith mother has relayed how her simple weekly routine of purchasing an Instant Scratch-Its ticket on her lunch break has led to a $24,000 top prize win. 

The top prize winning $5 24K Gold ticket was purchased at Griffin Plaza Newsagency, Shop 6, Griffin Plaza, Cnr Yambil Street & Crossing Street, Griffith. 

Speaking with us, the regular player said she was struggling to believe her good fortune. 

“When I scratched the ticket, I didn’t think it was real!” she laughed. 

“I was at home surrounded by my partner and my kids. They couldn’t believe it either! 

“We were happy, overwhelmed. To win $24,000 is amazing! 

“I always purchase Instant Scratch-Its tickets on my lunch break. It’s a regular thing I like to do. 

“It’s nice to see a win come my way! 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the loving mother said she already knew exactly what she was going to do. 

“I’m going to help my family. They’re my number one priority!” she shared.

“I can’t really go anywhere at this stage, but I’d like to celebrate the windfall one day.” 

Griffin Plaza Newsagency co-owner Manjit Lally said the team were excited for their regular and loyal customer. 

“It’s great! How good!” he exclaimed. 

“From my knowledge, we’ve never sold a top prize in Instant Scratch-Its tickets before. Hopefully this is a first to many more! 

“Best of luck to our winner. A big congratulations to them and be sure to spend the prize wisely.”