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



Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


What Was The Package? Police Not Explaining Lambton Quay Emergency

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>

Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Q+A Transcript: Groser ‘Not Expecting’ Failure At UN Climate Talks

‘I will be very surprised if we don’t get an agreement. I think it’s a completely different situation to Copenhagen for a number of reasons. We’ve got a much more realistic negotiating proposal on the table. Secondly, I think the science has strengthened...’ More>>


Greenpeace Protest:

Climate Talks, Immigration And Housing: PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference

Prime Minister John Key began by talking about his recent attendance at the APEC and ASEAN summits. He segued neatly from the opportunities available in Vietnam to outlining his upcoming itinerary which includes Malta, Paris and Berlin. More>>


After Urgent Law Change: Beneficiaries Urged To Act Immediately

I am hoping that thousands more people will be enabled to lodge their review... people without internet, who don't even realise that this has been happening. If just a fraction of the people on facebook can help others to put in reviews tomorrow it could improve so many more peoples Christmas. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news