A Mackay woman is ready to make a huge dent into her home mortgage after scoring $150,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket she received from her husband for Christmas.

The top prize-winning $10 Unwrap The Cash Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Nextra Caneland News & Gift, Shop 2066, Caneland Central, 2 Mangrove Road, Mackay.

“My husband bought it for me for Christmas. I got him some Instant Scratch-Its tickets and he got me some,” the winning woman explained.

“But I didn’t end up scratching them until Boxing Day.

“When I saw the prize, I couldn’t believe it.

“I thought, ‘that can’t be right – I must be seeing things’.

“I had to get other people to confirm and to check it for me. It was just too good to be true. It’s incredible.

“We’ve still got a bit on the mortgage, but this will make a big dent.

“It’s a great way to start 2023.”