Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Lotto To Make Millionaire On Live TV

Lotto will cement its place as New Zealand’s million-dollar game when it creates a millionaire live on national television for the first time ever.

New Zealand’s newest millionaire will be created during a special half-hour live Lotto draw on Saturday, 18 August celebrating Lotto’s birthday.

Lotteries Commission chief executive Ariane Burgess says that over the last 14 years, Lotto has created 177 millionaires but has never created one live on national television.

“Lotto is New Zealand’s million dollar game. We are confident the Lotto-playing public will respond enthusiastically to this special Lotto Birthday Millionaire Draw,” she says.

Players have the opportunity to receive one of ten invitations to the draw during the week from Sunday 5 August to Saturday 11 August. The Lotto terminals will randomly produce ten invitations throughout the week as people buy their Lotto tickets.

The ten invitees will be flown to Wellington for the live Lotto draw on Saturday 18 August and one of them will end the evening $1 million richer. The other nine invitees will all win prizes between $5000 and $100,000.

The Lotto Birthday Millionaire Draw will follow the standard Lotto and Lotto Powerball draw. Before the draw begins, all the recipients will select a lucky number between one and 40 and those ten lucky numbers (represented by the Lotto balls) will be put into the second Lotto draw machine.

The first five lucky numbers will be drawn and those people will win $5000 each. The person whose lucky number matches the sixth ball drawn will win $20,000. The person whose lucky number matches the seventh ball drawn will win $30,000. The person whose lucky number matches the eighth ball drawn will win $50,000. The person whose lucky number matches the ninth ball drawn will win $1 million and will be the Lotto Birthday Millionaire. The person whose lucky number matches the tenth ball drawn will win $100,000.

“We’re truly excited about the concept of making a new millionaire live on national television,” Mrs Burgess says.

“This is an idea we’ve been working on for several months and we have good processes in place to help our Birthday Millionaire cope with their good fortune. The other nine invitees will also be treated to a fabulous weekend in Wellington and will all win at least $5000.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news