New wheels for the new year is just what a Pomona woman is planning after revealing one of the top prizes of $10,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
The winning $1 Santa's Li'l Helper ticket was purchased at Pomona News & Casket, 10 Memorial Avenue, Pomona.
Speaking to a Golden Casket official to claim her prize this morning, the Sunshine Coast winner couldn't contain her excitement.
"It's like a dream!" she declared.
"I started buying $1 Instant Scratch-Its recently as I just had a feeling I was going to win big.
"I feel like the universe has really delivered with this one.
"I'm going to really enjoy Christmas now."
The woman had no hesitation when asked how she might use her instant windfall.
"I'm going to buy a car," she said.
"It will be so handy to get around and not have to use the bus or train.
"Yesterday it was so hot and I thought to myself 'very soon I will have a car to use'.
"It's just so nice."
Pomona News & Casket owner Michelle Young said she was thrilled one of her regular customers had become an instant winner.
"I was just so excited for her," she said.
"She's a regular customer and to give away a top prize to someone like that is heartwarming.
"And to do it just before Christmas – she was stoked."
Between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, there were 118 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across the Lott's jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $12.14 million in top prizes.
During this same time, Instant Scratch-Its players enjoyed more than 27.6 million wins across all prize tiers worth more than $214.2 million in top prizes.
Don't bin a potential win!
Every month, Scratch eClub's Second Chance Draw gives you another chance to turn your eligible non-winning Instant Scratch-Its into a winner.
Visit thelott.com to enter this month's Second Chance Draw, check out the latest Instant Scratch-Its tickets, and read inspiring stories from real winners.
The 2019 Christmas range Instant Scratch-Its tickets are available now at Golden Casket outlets.
It can happen in an instant. It could happen to you.