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Woman wins $250,000 Instant Scratch-Its prize TWICE: 'My jaw dropped'

A South Australian woman has confessed to feeling a sensation of déjà vu after winning $250,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket twice within a decade.

Speaking with an official from The Lott on Monday morning, the Christies Beach woman couldn’t believe she had won a $250,000 prize again.

“It’s very nice. It’s even nicer because this is my second big Instant Scratch-Its win,” she laughed.

Woman celebrates winning a major Instant Scratch-Its prize
The lucky South Australian woman couldn't believe she had won a $250,000 Instant Scratch-Its a second time. Source: Supplied/Getty

“The last win was about the same amount, but it was almost a decade ago,” she added.

The stunned winner joked that maybe she would “make it a hat trick” and vie for another Instant Scratch-Its win to make it three.

“It felt like déjà vu! It’s such a shock. Most people never win big, but I’ve done it twice now. I feel very fortunate,” she confessed.

“I think my jaw dropped to the ground. I didn’t expect to win big again!”

Winning woman plans to pay it forward with Instant Scratch-Its prize

When she was asked how she planned to spend her windfall this time around, the winning woman said she would pay it forward.

“I’m planning on giving a large sum of this prize to charity and the rest I’ll use to help my family,” she explained.

“I did celebrate over the weekend with my family, though. We went to a nice restaurant and ordered everything we wanted. It was great!”

Family celebrate Italian dinner by clinking wine glasses
The scratchie winner celebrated her $250,000 win at a restaurant with family over the weekend. Source: Getty

The lucky winner’s $10 50X The Cash Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at South Coast Newsagency, Christies Beach.

The team at the newsagency told The Lott they were thrilled for the winner and wished her the best with her big prize.

Instant Scratch-Its winning tally reaches 157 in 2021

In 2021, there were 157 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across Australia, who collectively took home more than $10 million in prizemoney.

During this same time, Instant Scratch-Its players enjoyed more than 29.1 million wins worth more than $256.26 million across all prize tiers, which equals almost $750,000 won on Instant Scratch-Its every day.

Each month, Aussie players get another chance to turn their eligible non-winning Instant Scratch-Its into a winner by entering the Instant Scratch-Its’ 2nd Chance Draw online at The Lott.

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

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