One very lucky local is now $100,000 richer after claiming the top prize on a crosswords scratchie ticket.

The Canberra woman said she still can’t quite believe the win.

“I buy scratchies regularly but you never expect it to happen to you!

“It just feels a little bit surreal to be honest!” she laughed.

“I stared at the ticket for so long. There was a lot of disbelief. It’s only starting to feel real now.

She purchased the winning scratchie at the Cooleman Court Newsagency.

Nish Shah is an employee at the newsageny and said they were blown away by the news.


“This is the first top prize winning ticket we’ve sold since the new ownership of the store.”

The woman said she’s now planning to put the money towards a much-needed holiday.

“Maybe I’ll go on a big holiday when things open up a little more.”

“One day I would love to go to Africa, but that’s probably a little far off.”