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Draws Give Players More Chances To Win Big

14 December 2004

Lotto's Extra Wednesday Draws Give Players More Chances To Win Big

Lotto players will have two extra chances to win big before Christmas, with the first Wednesday draw being held tomorrow night, Wednesday 15 December, said Warren Salisbury, the Deputy Chief Executive of New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

He said the addition of two mid-week draws on the 15 & 22 December adds an exciting element to the festive season for Lotto players.

"We know how much our players enjoy Lotto, and how fantastic it would be to win a substantial prize at Christmas time, so we've responded by giving them two extra chances to play and win before 25 December.

"Both Wednesday draws will work exactly like our Saturday draws, with the same prizes on offer."

Tomorrow the Powerball jackpot will be $5.5 million.

The Wednesday draws will follow exactly the same format as the Saturday Lotto draw, screened live on TV2 at 8.00pm, as well as the draw of a Winning Wheel serial number to spin to win up to $1 million.

As an added bonus, players who buy Triple Dip tickets for the Wednesday draws will also get a voucher for Lotto's biggest Christmas promotion ever, where 55 prizes worth a total value of more than $2.5 million will be won on Christmas Day.

This Wednesday's Winning Wheel spinner is Dave Hill from Nelson. Last Saturday's Winning Wheel winner was Al Cepulis, from Hamilton, who won $200,000 cash.


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