Staff at Fraser Gateway Newsagency (L) Chris McKechnie, Kylie Bromhead and Leonie Ellis where the ticket was sold.
Staff at Fraser Gateway Newsagency (L) Chris McKechnie, Kylie Bromhead and Leonie Ellis where the ticket was sold. Alistair Brightman

Granny's lost coins net $100,000

A HERVEY Bay grandmother who annoyed her family by picking up lost coins off the ground wherever she went has won $100,000 by using the money she found to buy a scratch lottery ticket.

For the past year the Hervey Bay grandmother has been collecting the dropped coins and placing them in a “lucky tin”.

On Saturday she used the $22 worth of coins she’d ferreted away throughout 2010 to buy a lotto ticket and four scratchies at the Fraser Gateway Newsagency in the Centro Shopping Centre.

One of the $2 scratchies turned into a $100,000 bonanza.
 



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