Winning any large sum of money on scratch tickets seems far-fetched but one woman’s sharp eyes helped her mother win the $10,000 prize.
An Australian woman from Brookfield, Victoria, bought a few scratch-off tickets from Melton Station Lotto and left them in her car. When she and her daughter were sitting in the doctor’s office waiting room, her daughter ask if she’d checked the scratch tickets purchased earlier.
“I told her that they were in the car. She said to me, ‘Why do you keep them in the car? Did you check them?’ So, while we were waiting, I decided to get them out of the car and scratch them,” the woman said.
After scratching, the player assumed the tickets were duds but gave them to her daughter for a second glance. That’s when her daughter discovered that one of the tickets was a winner after all. The woman had won the top prize of $10,000 on the $1 Cow-A-Bunga Cash game.
“I thought the tickets had won nothing, and I was close to dismissing them,” the winner said.
As for what she plans on doing with the cash, the winner definitely has some vacation plans in mind.
“It’s been over 25 years since I’ve visited my family overseas, and I think I can finally surprise them. I’d also love to share the prize with those in need — children that need new school equipment or animal shelters that need supplies.”