Lightning strikes twice for Tregear mum with $100,000 Instant Scratch-Its win
A Western Sydney mum has struck gold, not once but twice, by winning her second Instant Scratch-Its top prize, the latest being $100,000 on a $5 Diamond Dazzler ticket.
The winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Tregear Newsagency, Shop 4, 157-161 Aurora Drive, Tregear.
Speaking to us this morning, the happy woman revealed it wasn’t the first time she had won a top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket, having had a $10,000 win several years ago.
“People say I’m lucky and it certainly feels like it with this win,” she laughed.
“It’s been a very nice start to the week! It’s exciting!”
“I scratched this yesterday and I had to hold onto it all day until I could come and claim it.
“I get some every Sunday. I don’t usually play $5 tickets and my partner went to the newsagency and they told him ‘she doesn’t buy $5 tickets.’ But he got some anyway.
“I scratched them first thing in the morning. I had to wake up everybody to check the zeros for me. I said ‘look at the zeros, are you sure?’.”
The regular Instant Scratch-Its player explained she kept waking up in the middle of the night to check she’d read her ticket correctly.
“I just couldn’t believe it!”
The happy mum plans to use some of her instant windfall to treat her family, especially with Christmas and some birthdays approaching.
“It’s come at a good time!” she declared.
Tregear Newsagency owner Joseph Feghali said it was great to sell another top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
“What a great time of the year to win! We can’t wait to sell more winning tickets to our customers,” he rejoiced.