A Blacktown mum is happily planning a family Christmas reunion thanks to one of the top prizes of $25,000 she scratched on a $2 Festive Fun Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“This is a good surprise for me!” she declared while speaking to us this week to claim her prize.

“While I was at the newsagency I saw there were some new Christmas tickets so I bought five of them and scratched them at home.

“This one was in the middle of the bunch, I also managed to scratch a $3 win and a $10 win so it was a very lucky day.

“I’ve been holding on tight to this ticket ever since. I kept this ticket in my handbag, close to the bed all night while I slept until I could come here and claim it.”

“I can’t believe it really. This is really exciting.”

The woman revealed she planned to use some of the windfall to visit some of her cherished family currently living overseas this festive season.

“It’s come at the best time. It will be a wonderful Christmas.”

The happy woman purchased her winning ticket at St Martins Village Newsagency, 7 St Martins Crescent, Blacktown.

St Martins Village Newsagency owner Qing Zhang said he was cheering in store when he found out they sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its ticket.

“It’s very exciting, we love it when our regular customers win!” he exclaimed.