A MERBEIN woman has explained how a weekly tradition led her to be the recipient of a $50,000 Instant Scratch-Its prize.

The top prize winning ‘$4 Beach Ball Bingo’ ticket was purchased at the Shell servo in Commercial Street Merbein.

Sharing her joy win with an official from ‘The Lott’ this week, the happy  lady she was still in disbelief over her windfall.

“Thank you so much,” she said.

“I still can’t believe it! It’s all part of my weekly tradition. I buy a couple of scratchies on a Monday when I fill up the car with petrol. I then take the tickets home and scratch them.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw I had won $50,000. I felt very very lucky! I think the news is still sinking in.”

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, she said: “2020 was finally looking up”.

“It has come at such a good time after a very unstable six months,” she said.

“I’m going to use it to put a deposit down on a house. This is going to really help me get ahead.”