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Adventure awaits Instant Scratch-its winner

Posted: 4pm 15 Sep 2020

A newly-retired Caboolture couple will spend the next little while planning future adventures after scoring one of the top prizes of $1,000 a week for five years on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

The top prize winning $5 Live the Life was purchased at SG Bakery Café at Murrumba Village, Kallangur.

The winning couple has asked to remain anonymous, but still can’t believe their luck.

“Every time I put some lotto on, I grab a $5 Scratchie for myself and one for my husband. We had to do some babysitting for my daughter, so we decided to scratch them while we were there,” the woman says.

“My husband scratched his and won $20 and we thought that was great. I scratched mine and saw the Live the Life symbols but then just carried on scratching. Halfway through the next section, I thought ‘hang on, there were three there’, and I double checked it.

“I said to my husband ‘is this right or am I seeing things?’ and he confirmed he saw them too. When my daughter got home, we made her check too before we went to claim the prize. As I handed the ticket over to collect the prize I said ‘please tell me this is true’ and the girl confirmed it was.

“It’s a good feeling knowing it’s real!”

What will they do with the money?

When asked how she planned to enjoy $1,000 a week for the next five years, she says she’s already planning her first getaway.

“My husband and I are newly-retired, so this has come at the perfect time for us,” she laughs.

“We are going to use it to travel to Australia and go on plenty of holidays as soon as we can. The world will be our oyster once the borders are open. We are itching to get back down to South Australia, so we’ll head there as soon as we can. We are very much going to put this win to good use.”

The happy winner also says she can’t wait to celebrate tonight with her favourite meal.

“The hubby and I are heading out to dinner tonight to celebrate,” she says. “Nothing too fancy for us. All I want to do is sit by the beach and eat fish and chips.”

Happy customer

SG Bakery Café manager Janice Gardiner is thrilled her outlet has sold its first Instant Scratch-Its top prize.

“You beauty! I’m so excited for our customer! I’m jumping for joy!” she says.

“We are going to decorate the store with balloons and posters to celebrate our customer’s fantastic win. Our customers have won some big prizes at our outlet in the past, including division three, so they always say we are a lucky outlet.”

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