A Christies Beach woman has experienced a sense of déjà vu after winning $250,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket less than a decade after winning the same amount on another ticket.

Her winning $10 50X The Cash Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at South Coast Newsagency, Shop 5 / 76 Beach Road, Christies Beach.

This morning, an official from The Lott called the winner, who explained how her second Instant Scratch-Its top prize came to be.

“It’s very nice. It’s even nicer because this is my second big Instant Scratch-Its win,” she laughed.

“The last win was about the same amount, but it was almost a decade ago.

“Maybe I’ll make it a hat trick and have three big wins, hey? I love Instant Scratch-Its so much!

“It’s just fantastic. I couldn’t believe it when I scratched it and won a top prize, again!

“I think my jaw dropped to the ground. I didn’t expect to win big again!

“It felt like déjà vu! It’s such a shock. Most people never win big, but I’ve done it twice now. I feel very fortunate.

“I’m planning on giving a large sum of this prize to charity and the rest I’ll use to help my family. I’m not sure what we’ll do with the rest.

“I did celebrate over the weekend with my family, though. We went to a nice restaurant and ordered everything we wanted. It was great!”

The South Coast Newsagency team are thrilled for their winner and wish her all the very best with her prize.