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31 March, 2021

Dysart woman wins $100k scratchie prize

A Dysart woman has won it big on an Instant Scratch-Its, taking home $100,000.

A Dysart woman has claimed the top prize of $100,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket. PHOTO: Supplied

A DYSART woman is still in disbelief after she claimed the top prize of $100,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said she was still coming to terms with the surprise.

“I buy scratchies every week,” she said.

“I was sitting there minding my own business, scratching away when I realised I may have won a big prize, but I wasn’t completely sure.

“I took it straight down to the newsagency but I didn’t want to get my hopes up.

“They told me the prize was too big for them to pay out, so that’s when I realised it must have been the big one.

“I was absolutely awesome. I still can’t believe it.”

The woman said she is excited to splurge a bit on herself with a new car and a big holiday.

“That’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” she said.

“It’s a huge relief knowing I don’t have to stress about any upcoming bills anymore.

“Everything is falling into place now. It’s great.”

The winning ticket was purchased at Dysart News & Post at Garden Plaza Shopping Centre, and newsagency owner Chris Cowan said the win marked a special milestone for the outlet.

“This is the biggest prize one of our customers has ever won,” he said.

“It’s very exciting, not just for the winner, but also for us.

“It was such a thrill to be part of the winning moment.

“And it’s great to see this prize go to a local and loyal customer.

“Congratulations to her.”

There were 177 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across The Lott’s jurisdiction in 2020, who collectively took home more than $16 million.

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