A Plympton man has had the ‘best birthday ever’ winning one of the top prizes of $10,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket he received as a gift. 

The winning $1 ticket was purchased at Plympton Newsagency, 392A Marion Road, Plympton. 

Speaking with us this afternoon to claim his prize, the winner shared buying Instant Scratch-Its as a birthday gift was a routine he shared with his friend. 

“I received the ticket as gift for my birthday. My friend and I have a tradition of buying each other a few Instant Scratch-Its tickets for our birthdays,” he explained. 

“I didn’t scratch the ticket until a few days later though. 

“I didn’t even realise I’d won at first. I scratched it and put it to the side and then scratched the others and re-checked them to see if I’d won anything. 

“When I realised I’d won I was shocked. I feel pretty lucky. 

“It’s the best birthday I have ever had! 

“I celebrated that night. I went out for a nice dinner with a few of my friends.” 

When asked how he planned to enjoy his instant windfall, the stoked bloke explained he’d be sailing off into the sunset. 

“I need to sit down and decide what to do with it,” he shared. 

“I think I will go on a holiday. I’ve been wanting to go on a cruise for a while. 

“I shared some with my friend who got me the ticket too.” 

Plympton Newsagency employee Ashley Qiu said the outlet was celebrating making one of their customers an instant winner. 

“We are absolutely thrilled,” she said. 

“This is such brilliant news for the store and the customer. 

“We wish him all the best with his prize and want to send our congratulations to him. 

“We definitely feel that the store is lucky now and hope to deliver more major prize wins to our customers. 

“We will be celebrating and sharing the news with all of our customers.”