A young Canberra woman has won $250,000 on a $10 Instant Scratch-Its she had bought as a gift for her boyfriend.
The woman – whose identity has not been revealed – has promised to make it up to her boyfriend and said she would pay off his credit card and was planning to treat them to a two-month European holiday.
She also plans to pay off her car loan.
"I wasn't planning on buying an Instant Scatch-Its ticket but my friend was buying one for her partner so I though I may as well too. Still, I thought that since I bought the ticket, I might as well scratch it while I was in my lunch room at work," she said.
"I'll definitely be able to splurge on a few lunches now."
The woman purchased the winning Instant Scratch-Its $10 Big Money ticket at Supanews Canberra Centre on Bunda Street.