Lucky scratchie win on birth­day

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A YOUNG woman has un­wrapped the birth­day gift of a life­time, win­ning $10,000 from a $1 scratchie.

The Kin­garoy woman was given a hand­ful of tick­ets from her friend for her birth­day ear­lier this year, but didn’t get around to scratch­ing them un­til re­cently.

“I didn’t scratch it im­me­di­ately and I had com­pletely for­got that I had it un­til I went through my presents again and saw it,” the woman said.

“I started scratch­ing it and saw one $10,000, and then three $10,000s.

“I was like - wait, what’s hap­pen­ing? I called my friend over and asked them to check it.”

The win­ning tick­ets were bought from Robin­son’s News and Gifts in Kin­garoy whose owner said he was thrilled to have sold it.

“We’ve sold a few top prize win­ning In­stant Scratch-Its tick­ets dur­ing the past 43 years we’ve been here,” owner John Robin­son said.

“You never grow tired of some­one win­ning a life-chang­ing amount of money and $10,000 is a great leg-up for some­one.”

The win­ner said she wasn’t yet sure what she would use the money for.

“For the mo­ment I’m just go­ing to save it,” she said.

“It’s just come at the great­est time ever.

“It’s just amaz­ing to think I’ve won one of the top prizes.”

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