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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.

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