Rosenthal Heights woman’s lunch break boredom busted by $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its windfall
A Rosenthal Heights woman was delighted to discover the Instant Scratch-Its ticket she grabbed as a lunch break boredom buster revealed a top prize worth $10,000.
Her top prize winning $1 Boo Bucks ticket was purchased at TSG Warwick, Shop 10, Rose City Shoppingworld, 81 Palmerin Street, Warwick.
Speaking with us, the hard-working woman relayed how the windfall came about.
“It was really unusual! I was on my lunch break and walking around the shopping centre. I was really bored,” she shared.
“I decided to purchase $5 worth of Instant Scratch-Its tickets to relieve my boredom. I don’t usually purchase them.
“As I was scratching them, I realised I’d won $20! I used the prize money to buy another Instant Scratch-Its ticket. I was feeling pretty lucky.
“I was with my partner, and she said to me, ‘wouldn’t it be funny if you threw out a winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket’.
“The next thing we knew, I scratched $10,000! I’ve always thought, ‘I’m never lucky enough to win a big prize’. I was in shock.”
When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the Darling Downs woman said she already knew exactly what she was going to do.
“My partner and I have been wanting to purchase a house for a very long time. We’ve been renting for years and think it’s time to change things up!” she revealed.
“The winnings will go towards a house deposit.”
TSG Warwick team member Christina Monks said it was the first major lottery prize they’d sold.
“It’s incredible! We’ve had a lot of smaller division wins, but never a major prize. This is also our first Instant Scratch-Its top prize,” she said.
“I was fortunate enough to be there when she scratched the top prize. She seemed stunned and couldn’t believe it!
“We would like to say a huge congratulations to the winner, and hope the prize goes to something special.”