Port Lincoln woman’s $50,000 Instant Scratch-Its win a “gift from late husband”
A Port Lincoln woman who won $50,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket says she believes her late husband is looking down on her and helped deliver the win.
The winning $4 ticket was purchased at Terry White Chemists – Port Lincoln, 43 Liverpool Street, Port Lincoln.
When she spoke with us to claim her prize, the overjoyed woman shared buying Instant Scratch-Its tickets had long been part of a family tradition.
“I bought the winning ticket on Friday,” she explained.
“Usually me, my daughter and my mother-in-law buy a few tickets fortnightly and we sit down and scratch them while we have a cup of tea.
“I was shocked when I saw I won! I didn’t believe it! We all checked the ticket about five or six times each to make sure it was real.
“Once I realised it was true, it was just a really great feeling. Very surreal.
“They were both so happy for me! We are planning to have a few wines tonight to celebrate.”
The South Australian woman told us she felt as though her prize was a gift from her late husband.
“My husband passed away a little while ago. He used to join in on the fun and scratch the scratchies with us too. It was, and still is, a family tradition,” she said.
“We are a really close family and we do everything together.
“I feel as though my husband is looking down on us and this win is his way of helping us out. It’s as though he delivered the win.”
When we asked how she planned to use her prize, the overjoyed woman said it would help finalise renovations on her house.
“It’s come at a great time,” she admitted.
“I am going to use it to renovate my house. My husband was renovating it before he passed away so now I can finish it off the way he would’ve wanted.”
Terry White Chemists – Port Lincoln manager Wendy Crompton said she was thrilled to have sold a winning ticket to such a deserving customer.
“She came in yesterday with her winning ticket. She was so happy,” she shared.
“She’s a local resident and she’s incredibly deserving.
“We couldn’t be happier for her.
“It’s about time we sold a top prize winning ticket. Hopefully we sell some more soon!
“It’s very rewarding when you sell such big prizes, especially when it’s to a customer you know and one who is as deserving as she is.”