Point Cook woman is $50,000 richer

Tara Murray

A Point Cook woman has started the year off with a bang, winning $50,000 off a scratchie.

The woman purchased a $4 instant scratch-its ticket from Point Cook Lotto in Featherbrook Shopping Centre.

She claimed the top prize on the ticket, $50,000.

The woman told the Lotto she was still coming to terms with the win, which was confirmed this morning.

“I hadn’t bought myself a scratchie for a couple of months,” she said.

“So when we were down at the shops I grabbed one for myself.

“I honestly could not believe it when I scratched the ticket. I was shaking and my heart was pounding.

“I just couldn’t believe that the one I chose happened to be the winner.”

The woman said she would look to pay off her car and pay a few other bills with the win.

“Then the rest is going to go into savings towards a house deposit.”