"I scratched it at home and then took it to the newsagency and they told me the prize was too big for them to pay out," the woman said. "I had no idea! So I looked at the ticket a little closer, and that's when I realized I'd won $10,000 (U.S. $7,555)."
The winner said she has not yet decided what to do with her prize money.
"I am just going to save it for now," she said. "I have no doubt it will come in handy one day soon!"
The ticket was purchased at The Paper Shop in Ingham. Jenny Olivero, the store's owner, said the ticket was the first top prize winning scratch-off sold at her shop.