A Mackay woman has shared how her weekly routine of scratching an Instant Scratch-Its ticket as a little treat led her to a much bigger treat – a $50,000 top prize win. 

The top prize winning $4 Beehive Bingo ticket was purchased at News on Bridge, Shop A07, Parkside Plaza, 245 Bridge Road, West Mackay. 

Sharing her excitement with an official from The Lott this morning, the Queenslander said she was still coming to terms with the news. 

“I have been buying Instant Scratch-Its tickets for years and years! I just love them,” she said. 

“I usually buy one ticket a week and then I go home and scratch them while I am having a cup of coffee.

“I couldn’t believe I’d won at first. I had to get a few of my family members to check to make sure it was real. 

“Once they confirmed it, well, that’s when I started crying. There were lots and lots of tears. 

“It was a big shock! I’ve dreamed of that moment, and when it happened, it was so overwhelming. 

“It was a lovely surprise. 

“I can’t wait to celebrate with my family. We are going to go out for a really nice dinner and spoil ourselves a little.” 

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

“I would love to go on a little holiday and help my family,” she shared. 

“The rest I will keep for a rainy day.” 

News on Bridge team member Janelle Danasdas said the entire team sent their congratulations to their winner. 

“What an incredible surprise for our winner,” she shared. 

“Congratulations to her. We hope she really enjoys her prize! 

“It’s amazing selling a top prize winning ticket to a customer and we can’t wait to do it again. 

“We’ll certainly be celebrating this win and eagerly waiting for our next.”