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Hunter mum, daughter celebrate $50,000 Instant Scratch-Its win


A Hunter woman is in the running for “daughter of the year” after generously gifting her beloved mum $50,000.

The local resident was the beneficiary of a $4 Beach Fun Bingo Plus Instant Scratch-Its ticket, purchased at the Weston Discount Pharmacy in Station Street, which proved quite profitable.

An official from The Lott reached out to the winning mother on Tuesday 4 July.

She admitted she was still reeling from excitement following the life-enhancing revelation.

“We couldn’t believe it,” she said.

“It’s so exciting,” she said.

“We didn’t know how much we’d won until it was confirmed at The Lott head office late yesterday evening.

“We went straight there on many buses, trains, and taxis. We just had to know.

“We initially thought we won $1,000.

“So, it was definitely a surprise.

“My daughter had won on three other Instant Scratch-Its tickets, and she decided to buy some more with her smaller winnings.

“She gave me one of the tickets and it was the top prize winning one.

“We were shocked.

“This is definitely the most I’ve ever won in my entire life.

“It was just such an exciting moment for us.”

With $50,000 about to boost her bank account this month, the Weston woman shared it would go towards home repairs and upgrades.

“We might look at installing a granny flat in the yard, or completing some home renovations,” she exclaimed.

“We’re overjoyed.”

In 2022, there were 141 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across The Lott’s jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $15.16 million in top prizes.

During this same time, players enjoyed more than 28.7 million wins across all prize tiers worth in excess of $261 million.

This equates to almost three-quarters of a million dollars won on Instant Scratch-Its every day.

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