$50,000 birthday surprise for Instant Scratch-Its top prize winner!

Wednesday 13 April 2016 - A North Queensland man was left a little short of breath on his 60th birthday but it wasn’t from blowing out the candles on his cake.

The birthday boy from the North Queensland town of Ayr said he was overwhelmed when he discovered an Instant Scratch-Its $4 ticket he’d received as part of a birthday gift had won him an incredible $50,000!

“We were celebrating my 60th birthday with a big group of family and friends and we were in the midst of the celebrations so I didn’t actually scratch the ticket which is quite lucky,” the winner explained.

“I’m not sure I would have checked it too well so it would have more than likely ended up in the bin!

“Anyway, one of my family members scratched it later in the evening and she came up to me and said that she thought I’d won $50,000!

“Well, I checked the ticket, my wife checked it, and just about everyone at the party ended up checking it to make sure that it really was a top prize winner!

“It was a great party but that win gave everyone an extra reason to celebrate! I’m semi-retired so the prize money will come in very handy for me and my wife.”

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous.

The winning ticket was purchased at Woods News and Casket, Shop 10 in East End Centre, Parker Street in Ayr.

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