A Bateau Bay woman had a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget after scratching one of the top prizes of $25,000 on a $2 Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The winning $2 ticket was purchased at Nextra Bateau Bay, located in Bateau Bay Square shopping centre.
Despite receiving the ticket as a Mother’s Day gift, the woman didn’t realise she had won until scratching it weeks later.
“It was actually a gift from my son for Mother’s Day,” she said.
“We usually buy each other scratchies for birthdays or Christmas.
“It was a lovely surprise when I checked my tickets last week and realised I had a winner.
“It caused just a little bit of excitement,” she said.
The generous woman revealed she would be selfless and planned to share her windfall with loved ones and good causes.
“There are a couple of charities close to my heart that I would like to give to,” she said.
“I also want to share it with my son who gave me the ticket.
“I think we’ll go halves.”
Nextra Bateau Bay owner, Kyle Gribble, said he was thrilled to hear his outlet had sold their first major prize.
“We’ve only been open 12 months, so it’s exciting to have sold a major prize so soon,” he said.
“Without a doubt we will be telling all of our customers about our win.
“We wish our winner all the best with her prize,” he added.
Media release, Jun 5
Matt Hart, The Lott