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Retired Alexander Heights couple scratch $300,000 win

One of the largest Scratch'n'Win prizes available to Western Australian players of $300,000 has been scooped up by a retired couple from Alexander Heights.

The couple's luck came in three's when in addition to winning their $300,000 prize; they also collected a win on two other tickets purchased at the same time.

"I also won $5 and $10 on another two tickets I had purchased," the woman said.

"At first, I thought there was an error with the $300,000 winning ticket. I gave it to the retailer to check and when I realised how much I had actually won, I thought they were joking.

"I was in so much shock that the retailer had to walk me to my car. I was still shaking when I got home and told my husband."

The woman said following her major win and still shaking, she traded her other $10 winnings for another ticket, scooping another $30.

The couple said the prize money had come at a good time in their lives and would help with medical bills.

"We will celebrate with a nice meal, bottle of champagne and some chocolates with our dog," they said.

The couple won their prize on a $10 Sparkling Silver ticket which they purchased from Heights Lottery Centre & Newsagency in Alexander Heights.

Over this financial year so far, about $57 million worth of prizes have been won by Western Australians on Scratch'n'Win tickets, helping to contribute $23.5 million to the local community.

For every $1 spent on Scratch'n'Win tickets, 32 cents is returned to the Western Australian community to health, sports, arts and a variety of not-for-profit and community groups.

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*Prize information is correct as at 29 May 2010

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