Greymouth Family Drive Away With A Car
Greymouth Family Drive Away With A Car From Lotto's Winning Wheel
Lotto Winning Wheel's second winner, Gareth Bungard from Greymouth, has won a Volkswagon Golf on tonight's live Lotto Draw, announced Trevor Hall, Chief Executive of New Zealand Lotteries Commission.
"$6 for a car, I couldn't ask for better than that," said Mr Bungard.
"We've spent a lot of time with Gareth and his family in the lead up to this and couldn't be happier for them," said Mr Hall.
Although Mr Bungard's weekly Lotto numbers didn't come in, the serial number on his ticket for draw 894 made him a Winning Wheel winner.
Mr Bungard's friend Clint Gibson flew to Wellington to be with him for his Winning Wheel experience and was at Avalon Studio's for the live Lotto draw. Mr Bungard's partner Kelly Case remained in Greymouth with their children Tegan (6), Jordon (4) and 10 day old baby Bonnie and watched the live draw from home.
"I'm so proud of him. Two weeks ago we couldn't have dreamed of this," said Ms Case.
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.
Mr Hall says four of the six lucky winners drawn so far have had their winning tickets validated. Peter McCabe was the first winner to spin the Winning Wheel and took $250,000 home to Morrinsville. Winners who bought tickets in Henderson and St Lukes in Auckland will appear on the Lotto draw to spin the Winning Wheel in the next weeks.
Announced tonight, the search starts for ticket 633 07071493 20XX sold at Lotto'n'Things in Oamaru.
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 and the winning ticket from draw 895 on August 21, 626 27422219 20XX - sold at Raureka Lotto & Superette in Hastings.
"Winners get a welcome surprise when they check their ticket's unique serial number as Lotto's Winning Wheel gives players another chance to win regardless of whether they have won any other prizes on their Lotto ticket," said Mr Hall
Within eight weeks, the holder of a winning ticket then has the opportunity to come on the draw to spin and win cash and non cash prizes worth between $25,000 and $1 million. 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 896, Saturday 28 August:
Mr Gareth Bungard from Greymouth won a Volkswagon Golf.
The winning serial number detail for draw 896, Saturday 28 August;
Store Town Serial Number
Lotto'n'Things Oamaru 633 07071493 20XX