A Rockbank woman is unusually looking forward to her next trip to the dentist after she scored one of the top prizes of $1,000 a week for five years on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket and declared she’d use it to get her teeth fixed. 

The winning $5 Live the Life ticket was purchased at newsXpress Melton, Shop 102T Woodgrove Shopping Centre, 533-555 High Street, Melton. 

Speaking with us today, the thrilled winner revealed she won the top prize of $1,000 a week for five years on the first Live the Life ticket she had ever purchased. 

“It doesn’t feel real!” she exclaimed.

 “I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was sitting at home alone, so I sent a photo to my partner to check it for me. I just didn’t believe it!

“I never thought anything like this would happen to me. 

“I was very emotional when I realised I had won. 

“I normally buy $20 worth of Instant Scratch-Its once a fortnight. This was the first time I had ever bought a Live the Life ticket. 

“When I was buying them, I said to the lady behind the counter she could choose what tickets she gave me and she chose that one. 

“I went back today to give the lady who gave me the ticket some chocolate and flowers to say thank you!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her $1,000 a week for five years, the thrilled winner revealed her winning smile was about to become even bigger. 

“I need to get my teeth fixed. I’ve got some bad teeth so I can’t wait to get that happening!” she declared. 

“My partner and I will put the rest of it towards buying a house.” 

newsXpress Melton team member Joe Schembri said it was exciting to have sold the outlet’s first major prize in years. 

“It was pretty exciting stuff when she came in to tell us she had won! It was completely out of the blue!” he exclaimed. 

“It’s pretty cool feeling to know we’ve sold a winning ticket. 

“The last major prize we sold was about six or seven years ago, so it is good to have that winning feeling again. 

“It’s very exciting for the customer and us. We wish her all the best!”