A Manoora woman has attributed her ‘heaven-sent’ $250,000 Instant Scratch-Its win to her beloved late husband who passed away a decade ago.

The Cairns resident’s top prize-winning $10 Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Centre Fair Lotto, 5 Reservoir Road, Manoora.

“Gee whiz – I’m still in shock!” she told us.

“It’s the most beautiful thing. I can’t believe it.

“Sadly, I lost my hubby 10 years ago. He might’ve been looking down at me, granting this win for me.

“It makes you cry thinking about it!

“Honestly, this win wouldn’t be made possible if it wasn’t for the team at Cignall Reservoir Road.

“I’m not just saying this because I’m a winner, they’re a lovely team at the outlet! They deserve this winning moment.

“Whenever I visit them, they bend over backwards for me. They’re great asset to the community and I’m making a beautiful hamper to gift them.

“Thank you so much.”

When asked how the North Queenslander planned to enjoy her instant win, she shared it would help her pay off some bills.

“Since losing my husband a decade ago, I’ve been paying bills off solo,” she shared.

“This will be a tremendous help.”

Cignall Resevoir Road team member Rachael Tomerini said they’re very excited to have sold a top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to a local and loyal customer.

“This is so exciting for the winner and our team. The prize couldn’t have gone to a more deserving woman – she’s a hard worker and runs around for her children,” she said.

“We’ve had many lottery wins since the nine months of being at the store, and this is our first top-prize Instant Scratch-Its ticket we’ve sold, from what I believe.

“It truly feels like we’ve won ourselves, and we can’t wait to see many more wins land at Cignall Resevoir Road!

“Congratulations to the beautiful woman who has taken home this win and we wish you all the best with your prize. Thank you so much for supporting us.”