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

 


Lotto Win Written In Stars For Christchurch Octogenarian


Lotto Win Written In Stars For Christchurch Octogenarian

An octogenarian from Rangiora says her $500,000 Lotto First Division win this week was written in the stars recently – but the astrological advice for her today is not to spend up large!

“I always read the horoscopes in The Press, and a few weeks ago it said some money would come through soon, just in time to get some accommodation – and sure enough I get this win, and then a unit has come available to buy too.

“But today’s stars say ‘you know what you want to buy, but don’t spend’, so I better pay attention to that too!” laughs the lucky Sagittarian.

The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Gift & Lotto Shop in Rangiora.

Rangiora is proving to be the place to be for prizes this week, as a local won a Mini Countryman with the Instant Kiwi Summer Game Pack bought at Rangiora New World – although the winner has decided to take the cash prize offer instead.

“We’d love to take the Mini and burn round town in it, but we’re both in our 70’s and it’s a bit low for us, so we’ll take the money this time round,” says the sprightly woman.

The other $500,000 First Division prize from last Saturday’s Lotto draw has also been claimed by a Wellington couple, who’d bought their ticket at Whitcoulls Taupo when they were there recently – but this wasn’t there first Lotto win.

“I just missed out on First Division before, because I turned 40 but didn’t change my birthdate number from 39 to 40, and sure enough that’s the number that made the difference,” says the Wellington man.

“We won Second Division though, and now with this First Division Lotto win we’re aiming for the big one next – so hopefully we’ll see you again soon with Powerball,” he laughs.

There’s $9.7 million up for grabs in tomorrow night’s Lotto draw, and the Lotto holiday promotion is still underway, giving Lotto Triple Dip players the chance to win one of 200 extra prizes worth over $5 million.

Every Triple Dip purchased during the three-week promotion period, from 16 December 2012 to 5 January 2013, will generate a special promotional voucher with a unique number. The 200 winning voucher numbers will be drawn on Saturday 5 January 2013.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news