A Bribie Island man has unwrapped one of the greatest gifts of all for his milestone birthday – an Instant Scratch-Its ticket that yielded a $10,000 top prize that will allow him to reunite with his son.

The $5 Cash Path Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Nextra Bribie Island, Shop 10-11 239 Goodwin Drive, Bribie Island.

Despite claiming the prize almost a week ago at The Lott head office, the Queenslander is still reeling from the excitement of his windfall.

“We can’t believe it,” he chuckled.

“I received it as a gift from my wife for my birthday. I didn’t scratch it for maybe three to four days.

“I can’t believe it was sitting there the entire time and it was worth $10,000!

“This is definitely the most I’ve ever won.

“We haven’t celebrated the win yet as we had a lot of family over, but we’re planning on going on a nice weekend away to the coast. The wait will be worth it!

“This prize has allowed us to plan a trip overseas to see our son and his family. We will be able to stay for a lot longer and explore where he lives!

“It’s wonderful.”

Nextra Bribie Island owner Steven Kurtz said he and his team were overjoyed to have sold a top prize-winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket to a local family.

“What fantastic news! It truly feels as though we’ve won ourselves when we sell a winning ticket to a local customer,” he shared.

“We always hope when our customers visit our store that they’d pick up a winning ticket and even better, a top prize!

“Congratulations to the winning man and we wish him all the best with his Instant Scratch-Its top prize. We hope it allows him to conquer some small but mighty dreams.”