FORTY-year-old widow Anita Devi believes her recent $30,000 win was a gift from God.
Mrs Devi said she won the money at a time when one of her sons was about to leave school for university.
"My son is in Form Seven at Xavier College and is about to start university soon. I was worrying about how I was going to get the money for his tertiary education," she said.
She said her prayers were answered with the win.
The Yalalevu, Ba, resident said she could not believe her luck when she scratched a $1 Hungry Shark scratch card and found she had won herself the major cash prize.
She said her family's poor background was the main reason she bought scratch tickets at R C Manubhai Ba Tattslotto Agency.
"Since my husband died 10 years ago, everything has been a struggle for us. I stay at home to look after my father-in-law and we manage to get money from the little that he earns from his sugarcane farm.
"But fortunately my children get assistance from some kind-hearted people who were willing to pay for their school fees.
"I'm not going to spend this money on anything else but my children's education. I want them to get the best education and I know with this money I will be able to offer them a good education."