A Tasmanian man has had a birthday he will never forget, winning $25,000 on an Instant Scratch-It ticket he received as a gift.
The Sandy Bay man says he was celebrating his birthday with a BBQ and began scratching the ticket - soon discovering he had won - he says he was "gobsmacked".
He will celebrate the lucky win with his mates and have some pizza and beers.
When asked how he planned to enjoy his prize, he admitted he knew exactly what he was going to do - saying he'll put it towards a house deposit.
The scratchie was purchased at the Sandy Bay Road Newsagency.
Manager Lisa Culic says she couldn’t be happier for her winning customer.
“We are very happy, what a fantastic Monday he will have now. We wish him the best with his prize and hopes it makes some of his dreams come true," she said.