An Oakey mum is planning a trip to America after she won $10,000 on a $1 Instant Scratch-Its ticket she received as a birthday present. The winning $1 Treasure Chest Instant Scratch-Its ticket was purchased at Oakey Newsagency, 103 Campbell Street, Oakey. 

Speaking with us today, the happy winner explained how she came to hold the winning ticket. 

"It was a birthday gift from my mother. I got a few Instant Scratch-Its from her and I was almost finished scratching them when I got to this ticket,” she explained. 

“My family said, ‘oh you could win $10,000 on this one’ and I said ‘don’t get excited, it won’t happen!’. 

“I had won about $12 on the tickets I’d already scratched and I was already so happy and then I got this ticket and saw I’d won $10,000 and I just thought ‘is this for real? No way! It can’t be!’. 

“I made my mum check it a few times to see if it was real! “My mum was so happy for me when I won. 

“We were jumping up and down, screaming ‘oh my god, oh my god!’ 

“It’s the best birthday present I have ever received and it certainly stopped me from sooking about being old!” 

When we asked our winner how she planned to spend her instant windfall, the Oakey winner said she knew exactly what she was going to do with it. 

“We are going to use it towards a trip to America. We want to go on a cruise, so this will certainly help,” she admitted. 

“I also celebrated on the weekend with a few drinks with my mum. I was in the best mood and I still am!” 

Oakey Newsagency owner Ken Pott said he was thrilled to have made one of his customers $10,000 richer. 

“We feel really good about it! It’s wonderful to know we have helped make her $10,000 richer, especially on her birthday,” he said. 

“We hope she enjoys her prize and we would love to congratulate her. 

“We have sold some big prizes in the past but we were certainly due for another. 

“We will be celebrating this win. 

“We hope to sell some more big prizes to our customers and continue this winning streak.”