November 14, 2017
A birthday gift of $1 Instant Scratch-Its has won a young Kingaroy woman $10,000.
The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, was given a handful of $1 Scratch-Its by a friend her bought them as a gift from Robinson’s News & Gifts in Shoppingworld.
“I got the ticket for my birthday – my friend gave it me,” the lucky winner told a Golden Casket official this week.
“I didn’t scratch it immediately and I had completely forgotten that I had it until I went through my presents again and saw it.
“I started scratching it and I saw one $10,000 and then three $10,000s. I was like – wait, what’s happening? I called my friend over and asked them to check it.
“I get Instant Scratch-Its from time to time, but I’ve never won anything like that before.
“It’s just amazing to think I’ve won one of the top prizes!”
The happy winner said she had yet to decide what she would do with her instant windfall.
“For the moment I’m just going to save it. It’s just come at the greatest time ever.”
Robinson’s News & Gifts owner John Robinson said he was thrilled the outlet had sold another top prize winning Instant Scratch-It.
In 2015, Robinson’s newsagency in Murgon sold a $100,000 winning Scratch-It, and the largest prize he has sold is $250,000.
“You never grow tired of someone winning a life-changing amount of money and $10,000 is a great leg-up,” Mr Robinson said.