An Ingham woman has unwrapped a birthday gift that keeps on giving – a $10,000 top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket. 

The $5 Perfect Gift ticket was purchased at The Paper Shop, 86 Cartwright Street, Ingham. 

Sharing her excitement with us this morning, the north Queenslander said this year she’d celebrated a birthday she would never forget. 

“It was a birthday present,” she explained. 

“I scratched it at home and then took it to the newsagency and they told me the prize was too big for them to pay out. 

“I had no idea! So I looked at the ticket a little closer, and that’s when I realised I’d won $10,000. 

“I was so surprised! It was very exciting.” 

With $10,000 about to land in her bank account, the Ingham woman said it would be the perfect boost to her finances and be enjoyed for many years to come. 

“I am just going to save it for now,” she said. 

“I have no doubt it will come in handy one day soon!” 

The Paper Shop owner Jenny Olivero said it was the first top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket her outlet had sold. 

“We’re so thrilled and excited for our customer,” she said. 

“It’s great knowing this prize has gone to a local. We certainly hope it’s the beginning of plenty of big wins for our customers. 

“Congratulations to her! We hope she really enjoys her prize.”