“I’m rich! I’m rich!”: Warragul woman bowled over by $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
When a Warragul woman broke the news to her husband that they won $100,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket, he fell off his chair in shock.
The top prize winning $5 Precious Gems Instant Scratch-Its ticket was sold at Lucky Link Lotto, Shop 1, 13 Palmerston Street, Warragul.
Speaking with us this morning, the Victorian woman said she was in a state of pure joy thanks to the win.
“I purchased the ticket myself as a little treat,” she explained.
“When I first scratched it, I thought I had won $10,000! I called my husband and I said ‘get home! I think we’ve won $10,000! I need you to check the ticket’.
“When my husband checked it, he fell off his chair! It was such a shock! I couldn’t believe it was actually a $100,000 win.
“I just kept saying ‘wow, wow, wow’.
“It’s insane! It just won’t sink in!
“I told one of my friends and she said, ‘what the hell?! How did that happen!’.
I am still trying to work that out.
“Yesterday I checked my bank account and I saw the money had come through and I screamed out to my family, ‘I’m rich, I’m rich!’.”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the Victorian woman said she was still trying to comprehend the news.
“I don’t know what we will do with it now,” she admitted.
“I do need a new vacuum, and I wouldn’t mind going on a weekend away!
“Hopefully, we can go overseas sometime soon too.
“I did spoil myself for Mother’s Day as well!”
Lucky Link Lotto owner Kevin Riley said he was celebrating making one of his local customers a major prize winner.
“I love making my customers winners!” he laughed.
“It’s certainly something you never get sick of!
“We are so happy for the winning family and hope they enjoy their $100,000 prize.
“It’s only a small town, so to think we could know the winner is really exciting.
“We can’t wait to sell some more winners.”