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

 


Sue Gould Stunned By $500,000 Winning Wheel

Palmerston North's Sue Gould Stunned By $500,000 Winning Wheel Spin

Palmerston North's Sue Gould has won $500,000 live on Lotto's Winning Wheel tonight, said NZ Lotteries Chief Executive Trevor Hall tonight.

Ms Gould said "I'm stunned, it is just so wonderful.

"I never imagined something like this could happen to me, it always happens to other people. I'm the sort of person who wins nothing more than the odd meat pack," said Ms Gould.

Mr Hall said he would like to congratulate Ms Gould, and her family, on behalf of the whole team at NZ Lotteries.

"What a fantastic way to kick off the new year, to go on to our live draw, spin the Winning Wheel and come away $500,000 richer."

Ms Gould, who is a regular Lotto player, bought her winning Winning Wheel ticket at Melody's New World in Palmerston North.

She plans to use some of the money to ensure her two daughters have a "student-loan free" future.

In her spare time, Ms Gould enjoys reading, netball, rugby and theatre.

Ms Gould is the second Winning Wheel spinner in a row to win $500,000 after John Smith from Napier spun and won half a million dollars live on last weeks draw.

All Lotto players are automatically in the draw to win the opportunity to spin Lotto's Winning Wheel, regardless of the type of ticket they buy. Mr Hall said winning tickets are identified by the serial number at the bottom right of every Lotto ticket. Players can check their ticket at any lottery outlet.

This week's Winning Wheel ticket was sold at New World Waikanae. The serial number is 180-10421803-20XX

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

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>>

Earlier:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news