A Bribie Island woman has revealed she’s still trying to believe she won one of the top prizes of $1,000 a week for five years on a Live the Life Instant Scratch-Its ticket she received as a birthday gift.  

The top prize winning $5 Live the Life Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Nextra Bribie Island, Shop 10-11 239 Goodwin Drive, Bribie Island. 

Sharing her joy with us, the delighted winner revealed it was the best birthday gift she had ever received. 

“The scratchie was a gift from my sister for my birthday,” she explained. 

“It was a real surprise when I scratched it, I can tell you! It was a real shock! 

“I have never won anything like it. I’m just happy when I win enough to buy my next scratchie. 

“I’m still trying to get over it all, to be honest. 

“When I told my sister I won on the ticket she bought me, she was really happy for me. She said ‘you deserve it’ because I’d been struggling. 

“It was definitely the best birthday present I’ve ever had!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her $1,000 a week for the next five years, the happy woman said it would allow her to live her best life. 

“I’m not living it up just yet as I am using it to save for a new car,” she explained. 

“Once I’ve bought a new car, I’ll put it towards a little holiday somewhere. 

“The rest of it will be used just to take the pressure off so I can live my best life. It will really make life a bit easier for my family and me.” 

Nextra Bribie Island owner Steven Kurtz said he was thrilled one of his customers had a birthday to remember. 

“What a wonderful birthday present!” he exclaimed. 

“We are so happy for our customer. It’s the biggest Instant Scratch-Its prize we’ve ever sold since we took over the outlet three years ago, so we are thrilled. 

“We’ll be telling all of our customers we’ve sold a top prize. We’ve got a few regular customers who love playing scratchies, so they will be very happy to hear the news. 

“I’m sure they will be hoping it’s them next. 

“Congratulations to our winner. We wish her all the best and hope she enjoys the next five years and beyond!”