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Oamaru Man Takes Home $100,000

Oamaru Man Takes Home $100,000. Search Begins For Winners In Auckland, Christchurch, Cromwell, Gisborne, New Plymouth And Tauranga.

Lotto Winning Wheel's fifth winner, Robert Coates from Oamaru, has won $100,000 on tonight's live Lotto Draw, announced Warren Salisbury, Deputy Chief Executive of New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

"It's unreal," said Mr Coates, a touring motorbike enthusiast. "On Monday I'm paying off a new motorbike and putting the rest in the bank."

Mr Coates had not told his extended family about his win.

"I sent a text message to apologise for not coming to my brothers 40th birthday party tonight and said that if they watched the Lotto draw, they would understand," he said.

Mr Coates' best friend of 30 years, Dave Gresham, flew to Wellington to be with him for his Winning Wheel experience and was at Avalon Studio's for the live Lotto draw.

This week was a Winning Wheel bonus week with six Winning Wheel serial numbers being drawn instead of one.

"We've had a great response from players to Winning Wheel, and by having a bonus week we've given more of them the chance to come on to Saturday's Lotto draw and win one of our cash or non-cash prizes valued at an average of $220,000," said Mr Salisbury.

The Winning Wheel winner's prize for draw 899, Saturday 18 September:

Mr Robert Coates from Oamaru won $100,000.

The Winning Wheel serial number details for draw 899 are as follows;

Store Town Serial Number Kingsland Pharmacy Kingsland, Auckland 653 24429321 20XX Lytton West Lotto & Post Centre Gisborne 655 10159384 20XX 525 Mags & Cards Tauranga 654 60355846 20XX Cromwell Paper Plus Cromwell 655 50535956 20XX Westown Lotto New Plymouth 655 07274507 20XX Lotto & Wild Thingz Shirley, Christchurch 655 07299605 20XX

Winning Wheel ticket serial numbers still to be claimed from previous draws:

Store Town Serial Number Raureka Lotto & Superette Hastings 626-27422219-20XX Schofields Paper Power Papatoetoe 638-38157825-20XX

For official Lotto results, please visit www.nzlotteries.co.nz or your local Lotto store.

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