Port Lincoln woman wins $50,000 on scratchie

A Port Lincoln woman has won $50,000 on a scratchie, after a family tradition saw her purchase the winning ticket.

The winning $4 ticket was bought at Port Lincoln's Terry White Chemist and the lucky woman said she was initially shocked and did not believe she had won.

She said buying scratchies was a family tradition.

"Usually me, my daughter and my mother-in-law buy a few tickets fortnightly and we sit down and scratch them while we have a cup of tea," she said.

"We all checked the ticket about five or six times each to make sure it was real.

"Once I realised it was true, it was just a really great feeling."

She said her family was happy for her and they had planned to have a few celebratory wines to commemorate the win.

The local woman said the win had come at a great time and would be used to renovate her house.

"My husband passed away a little while ago...he used to join in on the fun and scratch the scratchies with us too," she said.

"I feel as though my husband is looking down on us and this win is his way of helping us out...it's as though he delivered the win.

"My husband was renovating it (the house) before he passed away so now I can finish it off the way he would've wanted."

Terry White Chemist manager Wendy Crompton said the woman seemed very happy about her win.

"She's a local resident and she's incredibly deserving," she said.

"We couldn't be happier for her.

"It's about time we sold a top prize winning ticket."