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

 


Quick decision bags Auckland man $1 million

1 April 2014

Quick decision bags Auckland man $1 million

A spur of the moment purchase has left an Auckland man $1 million richer after winning Lotto First Division on Saturday night.

The winner only buys Lotto tickets occasionally, but decided to pick one up on a whim after spotting a Lotto store while out shopping last week.

“I usually only buy Lotto tickets when the jackpot is really high, but for some reason when I walked by a Lotto shop last week I just decided to pick one up,” explained the winner.

With his ticket safely tucked in his wallet, the winner checked his ticket late on Saturday night while out with friends.

“For some reason, I checked my ticket around 11 o’clock that night. I pulled up the winning numbers on my mobile, and realised pretty quickly that I had them all.

“Since I was out I had to try really hard to contain my excitement – I just slipped my ticket back in my wallet and tried to act like my life hadn’t just changed,” the winner laughed.

After a restless Sunday, the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, visited Lotto NZ’s Auckland office to claim his prize in person.

“I was pretty nervous about the win, so it’s fair to say I didn’t get a lot done at work on Monday morning! But as soon as I stepped into the Lotto office it all came together – it just felt right.

“As I handed over the little yellow piece of paper it really hit me that my life was about to change and all these doors would open up. It’s an incredible feeling.”

The winning ticket was sold at Mitchell’s Paper Power in Northcote.

The Lotto First Division jackpot of $2 million was shared by two Lotto players from Auckland and Christchurch.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media: Julian Wilcox Leaves Māori TV

Māori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox. Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004. More>>

ALSO:

Genetics: New Heat Tolerant Cow Developed

Hamilton, New Zealand-based Dairy Solutionz Ltd has led an expert genetics team to develop a new dairy cow breed conditioned to thrive in lower elevation tropical climates and achieve high milk production under heat stress. More>>

Fractals: Thousands More Business Cards Needed To Build Giant Sponge

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short. More>>

Scoop Business: NZ Net Migration Rises To Annual Record In September

New Zealand’s annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, as the inflow was spurred by student arrivals from India and Kiwis returning home from Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fletcher To Close Its Christchurch Insulation Plant, Cut 29 Jobs

Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s largest listed company, will close its Christchurch insulation factory, as it consolidates its Tasman Insulations operations in a “highly competitive market”. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Novartis Adds Nine New Treatments Under Pharmac Deal

Novartis New Zealand, the local unit of the global pharmaceuticals firm, has added nine new treatments in a far-ranging agreement with government drug buying agency, Pharmac. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: English Wary On Tax Take, Could Threaten Surplus

Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the potential impact of slumping receipts from agricultural exports. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news