Generous gesture by $250,000 winner

Published 11:36am 30 January 2024

Generous gesture by $250,000 winner
Words by Nick Crockford

A woman who won $250,000 with an Instant Scratch-Its ticket bought in Dayboro, has decided to surprise her sister with a new car.

The winner, from Zillmere, told The Lott she initially forgot to scratch her $10 tickets from Dayboro Valley IGA, in Heathwood St.

But, after discovering her windfall, she said: “It’s full on! I’m still struggling to wrap my head around it!

“I bought them to scratch with my adult son, but then they sat in my car for two days.

When we scratched them, we both looked at each other in complete shock. I rang my sister and said, ‘Is this real?’

“She laughed and said ‘You’re the one looking at it! You tell me.’

“I actually bought her a car with part of the winnings. I’m so happy for her! Now she can drop her kids to school.

Generous gesture by $250,000 winner

“For myself, I’ve already been on a nice holiday! It was like heaven. Then the rest, I’ll put in the bank.

“I couldn’t sleep at all the night I found out. I started looking at other winners and their stories to pass the time. Thank you so much!”

The Dayboro Valley IGA team manager said staff were over the moon for their winning customer and wished her all the best with her prize.

In 2023, there were 144 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across The Lott’s jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $12.1 million in top prizes.

During this time, Instant Scratch-Its players had more than 26.76 million wins across all prize tiers worth more than $249.17 million.

In 2023, more than 122.7 million wins took home more than $3.76 billion in prize money from The Lott, including Saturday Gold Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Gold Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life, Lucky Lotteries, Keno (SA), Super 66, Lotto Strike and Instant Scratch-Its.

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