A YOUNG Kingaroy woman is $10,000 dollar richer after a friend bought her a $1 Instant Scratch-It as a birthday present.
The winning ticket was among a handful of Scratch-Its her friend had bought at Robinson's News & Gifts in Kingaroy Shopping World.
"I got the ticket for my birthday, my friend gave it me,” the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said.
"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.
"I started scratching it and I 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.
"I get Scratch-Its from time to time, but I've never won anything like that before.”
The happy winner said she had yet to decide what she would do win her instant windfall.
"For the moment I'm just going to save it,” she said.
"It's just come at the greatest time ever.”
Robinson's News & Gifts Kingaroy owner John Robinson said he was thrilled the outlet had sold another top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.
"We've sold a few top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its tickets during the past 43 years we've been here,” Mr 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.”
Last financial year, there were 144 Instant Scratch-Its top prize winners who collectively took home more than $12 million.
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