Scratching her way to exciting new life after $100,000 win

Candice Sippel says she was gobbed smacked and didn’t know what to say when the lady came in to check what she won on her crossword.
Candice Sippel says she was gobbed smacked and didn’t know what to say when the lady came in to check what she won on her crossword. Kate Darvall

A MYSTERY woman started shaking and crying when she realised she won $100, 000 on a $5 crossword scratch-it in Murgon.

Murgon Newsagency shop assistant Candice Sippel said the woman almost fell over when she heard the good news.

"When I looked at it and we counted the words together, I said 'I think you've won a hundred grand'," Mrs Sippel said.

"She was just shaking and I reckon she hugged me about three times."

Mrs Sippel said she was just as thrown as the woman who won.

"She was gob-smacked, but I was just as gob-smacked," she said.

"I looked at it and thought 'no it can't be'.

"I didn't even know what to say."

Mrs Sippel said she pushed the scratch-it number through and the woman "just started crying".

"It went to someone deserving and she's a local too which makes it even better," she said.

Murgon Newsagency owner John Robinson agreed it went to a deserving person.

"They've lived here for some time," he said.

"It's someone a lot of people will know."

Mr Robinson said he knew it would make a big difference to the woman's life.

"Particularly in these times, a win like that can make all the difference," he said.

"They'll put it to good use. But I'd say they're going to keep it quiet."

South Burnett

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