A Tasmanian retiree has thanked ‘the heavens above’ for her $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win.
She won one of the top prizes on a $5 Crosswords Instant Scratch-Its ticket purchased at Upper Burnie Newsagency, 201 Mount Street, Burnie.
Sharing her excitement with us this morning, the ecstatic woman recalled how the win came about.
“I still can’t believe it!” she exclaimed.
“You’ve got no idea how excited I am!
“I bought two Instant Scratch-Its tickets and took them both home and scratched the first one and there was nothing.
“When I scratched the second one, holy moley, I couldn’t believe it! I kept looking at it and I started shaking and I thought ‘oh my, what am I going to do?’.
“It was so exciting.
“I love Crosswords because I always get wins on them.
“But I never thought anything like this would ever happen to a little lady like me.
“I’m beside myself! It’s just wonderful!
“I think I’ll believe it when I see it. Thank you to the heavens above!”
The Burnie resident revealed her unexpected windfall would go a long way.
“I’m going to share the money with my family,” she said.
“There’s a few things I need that I can get now. I am going to get a new lounge suite. And I can afford to turn the heater up a bit more this winter!”
Upper Burnie Newsagency manager Jeremy Turner said he was thrilled for his customer.
“We’ve only been here for about six months so it’s great news for us! This is the first major prize winning ticket we’ve sold,” he said.
“We’re so happy for our customer, we wish her all the best!”