December 6, 2021
A Wondai farmer has won $150,000 on a $10 Jumbo Crosswords Instant Scratch-It bought at the Wondai Newsagency.
“I usually get an Instant Scratch-Its ticket once or twice a week, but this time I got a lucky one,” he told an official from The Lott.
“I took it home and scratched it. At first, I thought I had nine words and thought that was good. Then I kept looking and saw 10 words, which is better, and then I kept going and had 13 words!
“I had to get someone to double-check the ticket, just to make sure.
“The largest I’ve ever won on an Instant Scratch-It is $50, so this is a little bit better than that.
“It will take the pressure off life a bit, but I’ll wait until the money’s in the bank before making any big decisions.
“It’s a good time of year to win.
“It’s made my Christmas. Rain and a win – too many good bits in one go but a great way to end the year!”
Wondai Newsagency owner John Robinson said a win like this gave everyone in town a boost.
“It’s wonderful! It’s part of why we do this job really – the excitement of the time and how a win can make a difference to a customer’s life,” he said.
“We’ve sold a couple of decent scratchie wins over the years, but it’s been a while since the last one.
“It’s good to see the rain and a win. It feels like we’re all winning at the moment!”