Advertisement

Woman wins $7,555 from birthday present lottery ticket

An Ingham, Queensland, Australia, woman told lottery officials the scratch-off ticket that earned her a $7,555 jackpot was a birthday present. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
An Ingham, Queensland, Australia, woman told lottery officials the scratch-off ticket that earned her a $7,555 jackpot was a birthday present. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

June 22 (UPI) -- An Australian woman who received a "Perfect Gift" scratch-off lottery ticket as a birthday present found it lived up to its name when she won more than $7,500.

The Ingham, Queensland, woman told The Lott officials the $3.78 Perfect Gift scratch-off ticket as a birthday present, but she initially didn't realize how perfect the gift had been.

Advertisement

"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.

Latest Headlines