A self-confessed Scratch-Its lover made a profitable stop in Seymour recently, winning $75000 after she scratched the top prize on a $5 Crosswords ticket.
The winner bought the ticket at Seymour News and Lotto on her way through town as part of her road trip ritual from NSW.
‘‘I bought tickets from six different outlets from Seymour to Kilsyth, then I put them in a pile and shuffled them, so I had no idea where I bought it from,’’ she said.
‘‘I scratched it at 11pm on Friday night and there was nothing I could do — I couldn’t check it — I couldn’t do anything until Saturday morning, so I think we had about two hours sleep.
‘‘Before I’d scratched this ticket, I was sitting at the table amongst the scratchie dust and my husband said to me ‘I haven’t heard too much wahooing’ and then 10 minutes after he said that I said ‘I think I have a good one here’.’’
When asked how she planned to spend her $75000 windfall, she revealed it had already been put to good use.
‘‘With this win the house has been paid off — done and dusted — that’s the majority of it, the rest is just to have a bit of extra for me and my husband,” she said.
Seymour News and Lotto owner Dianna Zhang was thrilled the outlet had sold a winning instant Scratch-It.