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1st Spinner Wins $250,000 On Lotto's Winning Wheel

First Spinner Wins $250,000 On Lotto's Winning Wheel

Lotto Winning Wheel's first winner, Peter McCabe from Tahuna near Morrinsville, has won $250,000 on tonight's live Lotto Draw, announced Trevor Hall, Chief Executive of New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

"I'm just ecstatic. I'll put the money in the bank and think about what to do next," said Mr McCabe.

"We are extremely happy for Peter and his family and everyone in the studio had to work hard to contain their reaction until the live broadcast had been completed," said Mr Hall.

Mr McCabe's wife Lorraine flew to Wellington to be with him for his Winning Wheel experience and was at Avalon Studio's for the live Lotto draw.

Mrs McCabe said that she too was ecstatic. "It has all been a great experience and what Peter won was like a bonus."

Mr Hall says lucky winners who bought tickets from Greymouth, and in Henderson and St Lukes in Auckland, have had their winning tickets validated and will feature on the live draw in coming weeks.

Announced tonight on the live Lotto draw, the search starts for ticket 626 27422219 20XX sold at Raureka Lotto & Superette in Hastings. The search continues for the remaining winning ticket from Draw 894 on August 14, 613 56063275 20XX - sold at Green Bay Shell in Green Bay, Auckland.

"We are delighted at the speed with which are first winners have come forward and the reaction they have had to winning the chance to spin Lotto's Winning Wheel."

"They all seem over the moon at the prospect of a luxury weekend in Wellington and the chance to spin and win on Saturday's draw for one of 30 cash and non-cash prizes up to $1 million in value," says Mr Hall.

Lotto's Winning Wheel is a new feature of the live Lotto draw each Saturday night at 8pm on TV2. A minimum of one Lotto ticket serial number is drawn from all valid tickets each Lotto draw.

Within eight weeks, the holder of the winning ticket then has the opportunity to come on the draw to spin and win. As part of their prize, holders of a winning ticket are treated to a trip to Wellington with a friend, or family member, accommodation at the Duxton Hotel, a meal with a Lotto presenter and an optional mini make-over.

The Winning Wheel winner's prize for Draw 895, Saturday 21 August:

Mr Peter McCabe from Tahuna near Morrinsville won $250,000.

The winning serial number detail for Draw 895, Saturday 21 August;

Store Town Serial Number

Raureka Lotto & Superette Hastings 626 27422219 20XX

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