An Echuca woman had an extra reason to celebrate her birthday after winning $10,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket she received as a gift.
The winning $1 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner ticket was came from a friend of the woman who bought it at Echuca Lucky Lotto.
"I told my friend the ticket he gave me was a top prize winner, and he was so happy for me," the woman said. "He always buys Instant Scratch-Its tickets for people, so he was really excited that one of them delivered a major prize win.
"When I scratched the ticket, I was so blown away. I looked at it about 10 times because I didn't believe it. Then I got so many people to check it, and I even went to the newsagency to have it confirmed."
The woman wasn't sure how she would use her winnings but said she wanted to use it wisely.
"I want to sit and have a think about it, so I don't waste it," she said. "There's so much I could do with it, so it's a matter of prioritising what I need to do with it.
"A holiday with my family would be so wonderful, so maybe I can do that soon."
Echuca Lucky Lotto manager Eric Davey said he was ecstatic to see one of his customers win an incredible top prize.
"We are very, very pleased for the winner and wish her all the best with her prize," he said. "There hasn't been a major win here for a little while, so we hope it's the start of a winning streak.
In 2020, there were 177 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners across The Lott's jurisdictions who collectively took home more than $16 million in top prizes.
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