$520,000 scratchie win a life-changer for lucky Queenslander: 'Oh wow!'

·News Reporter
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A lucky Queensland resident has scored over half a million dollars in an instant scratchie win.

The winner, a resident of North Lakes in Brisbane’s Moreton Bay area, paid just $10 for the Live the Life Instant Scratch-It ticket.

The top prize of $520,000 is set to be paid out in $1,000 instalments, which will be transferred into the winner's bank account every week for the next 10 years.

Instant scratchie next to cake with 'best day ever' topper at party
A Queenslander's scratchie win will be paid in $1,000 instalments every week for 10 years. Source: The Lott

How the winner plans to enjoy the instant windfall remains a mystery, as he or she has chosen to remain anonymous and celebrate in private.

The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy said that despite not knowing how the winner planned to use their newfound wealth, she was sure they were delighted by the instant win.

“What an excellent surprise for the winner!” she said.

“We have no doubt they will be smiling from ear to ear knowing their bank balance will receive a one thousand dollar payday every week for the next decade."

“Other winners have told us they use their windfall to upgrade their car, pay off their mortgage, or shout their family and friends to a great celebratory dinner," she said.

The Live the Life ticket was purchased at Paperboxx North Lakes, located within Westfield Northlakes.

Local business ‘ecstatic’ over win

Paperboxx North Lakes owner Mung Lam said that the entire team was over the moon upon learning of their customer’s win.

“Oh wow! How cool is that?” Mung said.

“We’ll definitely be celebrating this win in our store this week. We hope this is the beginning of many more!

“We’re so ecstatic for our winner. It’s such a fantastic prize, especially because it’s paid over 10 years.

“Congratulations to our winner. We hope they enjoy their prize for years to come.”

Business owners and customers alike celebrated 157 times in 2021, as Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners were announced.

Officials searching for mystery Lotto winner - could it be you?

In other lottery news, the hunt is on for a winner of last weekend's TattsLotto, who is yet to claim a whopping $1 million prize.

The winner, who purchased a ticket at Prahran Market Lotto Tobacco and News on Commercial Road in Prahran, Melbourne, scored one of five division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4231 on Saturday February 5, 2022.

The Lott spokesperson Ally Ramsamy encouraged all Victorian entrants to check their tickets.

“Imagine if the TattsLotto ticket that’s sitting in your back pocket, tucked in your purse or under a magnet on your fridge is worth $1 million!” she said.

“There are one million reasons why you should check your tickets today."

Tatts Lotto ticket with sparklers
Prahran Market Lotto Tobacco & News owner Anna Lim said the agency has had two division-one wins since 2020. Source: The Lott

“The next step is to give us a call on 131 868 if you think you’re holding that winning entry. If you’re the mystery winner we’re searching for, that phone call is guaranteed to be life-changing!" she said.

The winning numbers in TattsLotto draw 4231 on 5 February 2022 were 22, 9, 10, 11, 2 and 37, with supplementary numbers 6 and 40.

Across Australia, there were five division one winning entries in TattsLotto draw 4231 – four of which were scored by Victorian entrants, and one New South Wales player.

If gambling is a problem for you go to Gambling Help Online or call 1800 858 858.

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