Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


The Search Is On For Tauranga Wheel Winner

22 November 2005

The Search Is On For Tauranga Wheel Winner

A Lotto player is literally holding a ticket to Wellington after Saturday night's draw, New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZ Lotteries) Chief Executive Trevor Hall said today.

John's Lotto at Fraser Cove in Tauranga sold the winning Winning Wheel ticket for the Saturday, 20 November draw. The winning serial number is 082-20677649-20xx.

"The winner has yet to come forward, so the search is on. We want to make sure all our winners come forward and claim their chance to win big on Winning Wheel," said Mr Hall.

Mr Hall said that since the Winning Wheel started on Saturday's live Lotto draw in August last year, 69 Lotto players from all over New Zealand have claimed their prize and spun and won. The two biggest winners have walked away with the top prize of $1 million.

Five people from the Bay of Plenty who have already spun and won, have taken home prizes ranging from $1 million, won by Whakatane's Kathy Laugesen, to $75,000 which as won by Neville Dalton from Whangamata.

"Winning tickets are identified by the serial number which is located at the bottom right-hand corner of every Lotto ticket," said Mr Hall.

"Players can check their ticket by going to any lottery outlet and running their ticket through a terminal, or by logging on to NZ Lotteries website and checking their ticket against the winning serial numbers.

Winners come to Wellington with a friend and accommodation at the luxury Duxton Hotel paid for, as well as exhibition passes to Te Papa, a $500 shopping trip with a stylist to choose clothes for their TV appearance and a meal with a Lotto presenter. Previous winners have said the trip to Wellington to spin the Winning Wheel has become a once-in-a-lifetime memory.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news