An Echuca woman isn’t just celebrating her birthday this month, but also a tasty $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its win from a ticket she received as a gift. 

The winning $1 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner ticket was purchased at Echuca Lucky Lotto, 196 Hare Street, Echuca. 

Sharing the exciting news with us, the Victorian winner said she was feeling deliriously happy after scratching the top prize. 

“I received this as a gift from a dear friend of mine for my birthday,” the winning woman exclaimed. 

“It couldn’t have been a better birthday!

“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. 

“I told my friend the ticket he gave me was a top prize winner, and he was so happy for me.
“He always buys Instant Scratch-Its tickets for people, so he was really excited that one of them delivered a major prize win. 

“This is such a bright shining light in my life! 

“We have been in and out of lockdown, so we haven’t done much celebrating yet for the win, or my birthday, but we will soon. 

“It’s certainly made this year a lot better now!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her instant windfall, the elated mum declared she wanted to use it wisely. 

“I want to sit and have a think about it, so I don’t waste it,” she explained. 

“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. 

“How exciting is that!” he said. 

“We are very, very pleased for the winner and wish her all the best with her prize. 

“There hasn’t been a major win here for a little while, so we hope it’s the start of a winning streak. 

“We just love delivering wins to our customers and can imagine they are all hoping they are the next one to score a big prize!”