A Townsville woman has struck gold on a treasure hunt, scratching one of the top prizes of $100,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

It’s the second Instant Scratch-Its top prize to land in Townsville in the past week. The winning $5 Pharaoh’s Treasure Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Kwik Shop on Sturt, 1/175 Sturt Street, Townsville. 

Sharing her excitement with us this morning, the winner revealed she didn’t initially realise she’d hit the jackpot. 

“I didn’t think it was real!” she laughed. 

“I was scratching the ticket with a friend and we could not believe our eyes. 

“It’s what you dream of happening but it’s not what you expect! 

“When I scanned the ticket at the newsagency I was just so overwhelmed. It was the best news!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the winner said she’d need to calm down before she could think straight. 

“It’s a huge amount of money,” she said. 

“I don’t know what I’m going to do with it just yet! I need to have a good think about it and make a plan. 

“But I’ll definitely be enjoying it!” 

Kwik Shop on Sturt owner Payal Sharma said it was the first top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket the outlet had sold. 

“We’ve sold plenty of division one winning entries in the past but this is a first for us,” she explained. 

“We are so excited for our customer! What a great prize to win. 

“Congratulations to her! I have no doubt she will enjoy it!”