A young Tuncurry woman admitted she ran around the house in her undies “screaming like a madwoman” after discovering she won $10,000 on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket she received for her birthday. 

The New South Wales player’s top prize winning $1 Tic Tac Go ticket was purchased at Tullys Tuncurry Newsagency, 68 Manning Street, Tuncurry. 

Confirming her win with us this morning, the overwhelmed player explained how her prize came to be. 

“I actually received it as a gift for my birthday,” she shared. 

“There were ten tickets in a card, and this one was the second last ticket I scratched. 

“I was so excited when I saw I’d won $10,000! “I was literally in my undies, running around the house, screaming like a madwoman. 

“I went and told my family straight away. They thought it was great! 

“Only a few days ago, my dad had a dream that someone close to him won a top prize on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket! 

“I guess it was actually a premonition, and I can’t believe I’m the winner! 

“It’s insane! Not only because of that but also because it was a birthday present. 

“I’m still struggling to comprehend it. 

“We had a few drinks to celebrate the win and my birthday.

“I’m just so shocked. I’ve never won anything like this. What a great birthday this was!” 

When asked how she planned to enjoy her win, the overjoyed lady said she had one thing in mind. 

“It’s really exciting because it’s going to go towards a deposit for a house,” she explained.   

“Now, I am one step closer to having my own place!” 

Tullys Tuncurry Newsagency employee Kirstie Yates said she couldn’t be happier for the winning customer. 

“It’s very exciting!” she said.

“We love when we can give our customers the thrill of a win!

“She came in here to check her ticket, and she was so happy. 

“We couldn’t be happier for the winner and wish her all the best. 

“We’ve been sharing the news with all of our customers, and we can’t wait until we can sell another major prize.”