Mount Gravatt Instant Scratch-Its Winner to Receive $1,000 a Week for 5 Years

For the next five years, a man from Mount Gravatt will receive $1,000 a week, or $260,000 in total, after confirming that he has the top prize Instant Scratch-Its winning ticket.

The unnamed winner purchased his $5 Live the Life ticket at Sunshine News inside Mt Gravatt Plaza on Creek Road. The man said that he waited for weeks to scratch his ticket and could not believe his luck when he realised he has the winning numbers.

“I probably only buy scratchies every once in a blue moon,” he said. “I had it at home for 14 days before I scratched it.” 

He bought two Instant Scratch-Its tickets from his recent “small win on Lotto” and is now looking forward to having “such nice security” every week. 

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Sharon Jiang, the owner of Sunshine News, said that they had two top prize winners in recent weeks and hopes that the streak continues with their customers. 

“I feel like we’re on a roll at the moment,” the shop owner said.

Some 177 individuals across the country won the Instant Scratch-Its top prize in 2020, which grossed over $16 million. According to The Lott, players have collectively won more than a quarter of a million dollars of Instant Scratch-Its every day.

Instant Scratch-Its have different ranges and prizes with over a million tickets per category distributed across all participating outlets in Australia. To learn more about this game of luck, visit the official site. 

Top Christmas Events Happening at Mt Gravatt Plaza

As the days wind down until Christmas, Mt Gravatt Plaza has a few more activities lined up to warm up joy. Feel the spirit of the holiday by visiting this shopping centre on Creek Road.

Here are the Christmas activities you can expect during your visit until the 24th of December 2019.

Kids Christmas Craft

When10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Until the 21st of Dec 2019
Where Outside Chatterbox

Bring your kids to Mt Gravatt Plaza for a few hours of fun and enriching crafting activities. The children will be taught to make paper baubles or decorate their own gingerbread at this FREE event. There’s no need to book a slot, so feel free to drop by with your little ones.

Charity Gift Wrapping

When9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Weekdays)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Weekends)
Until the 22nd of Dec 2019
Where Outside Coles

Since it’s the season of giving, you can take part in a charity drive by having your Christmas gifts beautifully wrapped in exchange for a gold coin donation. One wrapped present equals one gold coin donation. Proceeds will go to The Lions Club of Greater Mount Gravatt Mansfield Inc

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Gifs with Santa

When10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily
Until the 24 of Dec 2019
Where Outside Coles

The kids would surely love a Christmas keepsake with Santa Claus so head down to the Santa Booth for a photoshoot with the jolly old man. A digital copy of the moving photos (gifs) and still photos will be emailed to the parents. The children will also get a free photo book.

This is another FREE event and every participant has a chance to win a $200 gift voucher from Mt Gravatt Plaza retailers if they publicly share their gifs on social media. Use the hashtag  #mtgravattplaza to be considered for the draw. Winners will be picked on the 24th of Dec 2019.

While you’re there, you may also shop for ingredients for your Christmas Day feast. Mt Gravatt Plaza has two grocery stores, a butcher shop, a seafood market and a bakery. 

The centre also provides ample covered parking spaces for Christmas rush shoppers. The stores open at 9:00 a.m.

Mt Gravatt Plaza Hosts Free Holiday Workshop, Plus What’s In Store for 2018

Parents who need something to do with the children while they wait for the last few weeks of the holidays to be over will only have to go to Mt Gravatt Plaza on the 15th until the 20th of January to find something worthwhile to do. Let the kids enjoy a free workshop called “Decorate Your Own Library Bag” whilst you relax and have coffee around the area.

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The workshop has three sessions at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. daily. It is being held outside Coles. As noted, the workshop is free but reserving slots is essential. Please click here.

The workshop will teach kids to create and decorate their library bag which can also be their shopping or lunch bag. To keep the children amazed, facilitators will be using different cut fruits as unique stamps.

Start Kids Creating is the group facilitating the workshop. The group has been established since 2005 and had since been providing innovative approach in art education and the entertainment industry. The QLD Arts Council has approved its Artistic Fitness Program, a syllabus which was developed to be both fun and educational. The workshops facilitated by the Starts Kids Creating develop children’s aesthetic appreciation and unlock their understanding of the basic of visual language and expression.

What’s in store for 2018 at Mt Gravatt Plaza?

The grocery hub located on the Corner of Creek and Logan Roads is home to Woolworths and 34 specialty stores, as well as fresh food and fashion stalls.

At the start of the year, the Plaza welcomes a new Flowerama Kiosk just outside Coles. It provides flower arrangements and sells plants that can be given as gifts for all occasions. There are orchids, potted succulents and kokedama plants.

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Millers, which offers great value fashion essentials for women, has apparel with bright pops of colours exclusively for the summer season. The fashion for women store, nonetheless, still has wardrobe for all seasons, their key basics, weekend wear, denim, sleepwear, and swimwear.

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As for food, the all-time favourite stalls at Mt Gravatt Plaza continue to provide their specialities that have always loved by the community.

Chatterbox Cafe continues to perfect their Mushroom Risotto, Club Nachos, and Citrus Quinoa Salad. As always, the cafe is open for breakfast and lunch daily and all through dinner on Thursdays.

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A & M Meats continues to provide fresh meat in a variety of cuts and styles, as well as gourmet sausages and house-smoked bacon. Crispy Carrot, meanwhile, remains consistent in offering seasonal and quality fruit and vegetables.

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