Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Unclaimed Temuka Million Talk of Town of 4,000

Media Release
14 August 2008

Unclaimed Temuka Million Talk of Town of 4,000

NZ Lotteries is still waiting for a Lotto player who bought their ticket at Temuka
Take Note to come forward and claim their massive first division prize of $1,020,720," says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

"Temuka's population is only about 4,000 and we gather all the town has been talking all week about who could be the lucky winner.

"The ticket won in the Lotto draw of 9 August and was purchased at Take Note Temuka. Take Note store owner, Scott Shannon, says that nobody seems to have any idea about who could be Lotto's latest millionaire.

"However everybody in town knows about the unclaimed prize it's the hot topic of conversation," he said.

Scott says that more than ninety percent of his Lotto buyers are locals so there is a good chance that someone from Temuka may still come forward.

However his shop is also sited on the main road between Christchurch and Dunedin so the Lotto buyer could have been a casual visitor to the community.

A million dollars would go a long way in Temuka where family houses can be bought for under $250,000.

"We normally hear from our big winners within a couple of days of their prize being won. So it is unusual to still be waiting for this winner to come forward. We encourage anyone who bought a ticket from this retailer recently to check it as soon as possible," Mr McLeay said.

Powerball has jackpotted this week, and will be worth an estimated $8 million in this Saturday's draw. Strike Four was also not struck and jackpots to $500,000 this week.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog