A Dubbo mom looks forward to kicking off some long-awaited home renovations after winning a grand prize of $ 1,000 a week for an Instant Scratch-Its ticket for five years.
The winning $ 5 Live the Life ticket was purchased at Coonamble Supa IGA, 63 Aberford Street, Coonamble.
Speaking to an official from The Lott this morning, the enthusiastic woman said she was still on cloud nine.
“It is wonderful!” she communicated.
“My husband and I still can’t believe it! We never thought that something like this would happen to us.
“Initially, we won $ 28 on some Instant Scratch-Its tickets and decided to use the winnings to buy more tickets.
“When we got home from shopping, we were scratching her in the kitchen, surrounded by our family. So we thought we might have won a grand prize!
“We didn’t know if it was real, but it was! We were amazed.
“That came in handy just in time for Christmas.”
When asked how the couple were going to enjoy their weekly win rates, the overjoyed woman said they were headed towards home renovations.
“In the last few years we really wanted to do some renovation work on the house,” she revealed.
“It will take a while to move in.”
Coonamble Supa IGA Team member Ann Pawley said the team is delighted with the winner.
“That’s great news! We are so happy, ”she said.
“I think it’s the first Instant Scratch-Sein Grand Prize we’ve got. I hope it is the beginning of many more!
“On behalf of everyone at Coonamble Supa IGA, we wish the winner all the best and congratulate them on their exciting win.”
In FY21, there were 176 Instant Scratch-It Top Award winners in The Lott jurisdictions, taking home more than $ 14.17 million in top awards combined.
During that time, Instant Scratch-Its players enjoyed more than 31.2 million wins in all price ranges valued at more than $ 274.31 million. This equates to a profit of more than $ 750,000 per day on Instant Scratch-Its.