A Redbank woman has declared she was stopped in her tracks when she scratched an Instant Scratch-Its ticket and revealed one of the top prizes of $100,000. 

The winning $5 Treasure Discovery Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Collingwood Park Newsagency, Shop 110, Level 1, Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre, Redbank. 

Speaking with us this afternoon, the winner relayed the moment she made the thrilling discovery. 

“I bought the ticket as a little treat while I was running some errands. It wasn’t until I went home in the afternoon that I scratched it,” she shared. 

“When I was scratching it, I thought ‘no way, this can’t be right’. I didn’t think something like this would ever happen to me, so I assumed it must be wrong. 

“I checked it again and again and again. 

“Then I just stared at it for ages. Hours must have passed because my family came home and saw me staring at the ticket. They thought something was wrong. 

“I made them check it and they were so shocked. We just couldn’t believe it. 

“It was a great day! The best day I have ever had actually. 

“We had cake and some chocolate treats to celebrate that night. 

“It’s just amazing. I am very overwhelmed. It still hasn’t really sunk in.” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the excited winner admitted she already knew exactly what she was going to do. 

“I am going to invest half of my prize and the rest of it I am going to share with my family,” she explained. 

“I would also love to go on an overseas holiday once we are able to travel again.” 

Collingwood Park Newsagency owner Michele Yim said the outlet was celebrating making one of their customers an Instant Scratch-Its top prize winner. 

“How exciting!” she exclaimed. 

“The last time we sold a major prize winning entry was last year. It was also an Instant Scratch-Its top prize. 

“We are feeling very lucky now, so we hope this is the start of a winning streak. 

“We would like to send our best wishes to our winner. We would love if they came in the store so we could share in the joy with them. 

“It’s such positive news, especially in these rather tough times.”