A Randwick nurse says she’s bidding farewell to dreaming about an overdue holiday and making plans for upcoming travel after winning one of the top prizes on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

The life-changing $10 Live the Life ticket was purchased at Dundas Newsagency, 2 Station Street, Dundas. 

We contacted the Sydney woman this morning, who was still struggling to comprehend the news she’d won one of the top prizes of $1,000 a week for the next ten years. 

“I bought the scratchie last Thursday and I scratched it straight away,” she explained. 

“I just thought ‘oh my gosh, is this really happening?’. 

“I was initially in shock. 

“I couldn’t believe it! I never win anything. It was amazing. 

“I’m just so happy! I still can’t get over it. I am so excited.” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her windfall, the hardworking health care worker said it would take the pressure off in a big way. 

“I’ve just bought a house,” she said. 

“So this is going to help so much with the mortgage. 

“I thought it would be awhile before I could save enough to go on a holiday again but now I will!” 

Dundas Newsagency owner Ron Valle said it was exciting to know his customer had won a life-changing prize. 

“That’s what we work towards, spreading the joy in the community,” he said. 

“It’s a very good feeling knowing it’s gone to a local nurse, especially at the moment with everything going on. 

“We really love knowing we’ve played a part in helping people’s dreams come true. 

“Congratulations to her!”