North Coast nomad to finalise bucket list with $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
A North Coast New South Wales nomad is planning to finalise her bucket list after winning one of the top prizes of $100,000 on a $5 Scrabble Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
When we spoke to the happy winner this morning, she shared how she discovered her instant windfall.
“When I scratched the ticket, I thought I had seven words and then I went over it again and saw I had eight and thought ‘wait, that’s $100,000, no it couldn’t be!’,” she explained.
“I went over and over it checking the letters. I even wrote them down on a piece of paper to double check! I thought I was going crazy because I couldn’t believe that I had won $100,000.
“I took it to the newsagency and they said they couldn’t pay it because the prize was over $1,000. I was so excited once I realised I had won either $10,000 or $100,000!
“I have always loved board games and then I came across the Scrabble Instant Scratch-its, so I thought I would try it out.
“They are my favourites because you can sit and actually enjoy them. I find them really interesting and I always seem to win at least a few dollars.”
The happy woman shared her instant win would help finalise her bucket list.
“I am trying to decide what to do with it first,” she admitted.
“I will put some in the bank, use some for house renovations and then I would like to go overseas again, probably on a cruise first.
“It is life changing for me – now I can do things without worrying about the cost and it will help me finalise my bucket list.
“You know I have had such an amazing life – I have been very, very lucky, but this is the icing on the cake.”
The winning $5 Scrabble Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Lismore Central Newspro, Shop T10 Lismore Central Shopping Centre, 44 Carrington Street, Lismore.
Lismore Central Newspro employee Kalinikah Paterson said the outlet was thrilled to have made one of their customers $100,000 richer.
“We are extremely happy for our customer! What a great start to their weekend,” she said.
“We wish them all the best with their prize and hope to deliver more wins to our customers soon.
“Hopefully this is the start of a winning streak!”