One Ontario lottery winner is celebrating after his birthday gift turned into $250,000.

Fabio Santucci, a 43-year-old resident from Courtice, Ontario, won big from the Instant All About Jackpot with a ticket that he was given as a present.

"This ticket was a birthday gift," he told OLG. "My son in law and I just looked at each other when we realized I won. I thought it was a prank!"

"Everyone asked me if it was real. It still doesn't feel real! I am in shock!" he concluded.

The father of two says he will be putting some of the money aside for his children.