A Canberra university student is thanking her mum for gifting her a winning $10,000 Instant Scratch-Its ticket, as part of their long-running present exchange. 

The top prize scoring $1.10 ticket was purchased at Nextra Hyperdome, Shop G015A, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Tuggeranong. 

Sharing her excitement with us this afternoon to claim her prize, the winner revealed how her windfall came about. 

“Mum and I have been buying scratchies for each other for years and last week she bought me a scratchie and sent it to me,” she explained.

 “I was at home scratching it with my housemates and initially I thought I’d won a $1.10 free ticket. 

“But I got my friends to all check it as well and we couldn’t believe it when we released I’d in fact won $10,000! It was crazy! 

“I couldn’t believe it! I thought it was fake! I thought my mum had set me up and sent me a fake winning scratchie! 

“It was amazing! I couldn’t stop shaking!” 

“I’m just a student so this will go a long way.  I’ll probably use it towards my rent and go on a holiday. 

“I would love to go to South America!”