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Four Big Lotto Wins For Tickets Sold In Wellington

Media Release 29 March 2005

For Immediate Release

FOUR BIG LOTTO WINS FOR TICKETS SOLD IN WELLINGTON

Four tickets sold in the Capital won prizes adding up to $1,243,895 in Saturday night's Lotto draw, New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZ Lotteries) Chief Executive Trevor Hall said today.

A ticket bought at Porirua's North City Lotto Shop took home Lotto's First Division prize of $1,135,953. This prize has yet to be claimed.

Three Second Division winning tickets were sold in Wellington also, and each won a prize of $22,106.

One of the tickets, bought at Johnsonville Lotto, reaped the benefits of choosing the correct Powerball number and won Powerball Division Two as well as Lotto Second Division, winning an extra $41,590 and taking their total prize to $63,696.

The other stores that sold these lucky tickets were both in Kilbirnie - Wordsworths Books and Lotto and Pak 'N Save.

In August 2004, as a result of customer feedback, changes were made to Lotto. These included removing the second bonus ball and guaranteed millionaire; introducing the Winning Wheel and changing the prize structure.

Since these changes were made last year, $2.7 million in Second Division prizes have been won by more than 110 players. One of the luckiest regions for Second Division winners has been Wellington, with 32 winners and an average prize of $21,339.

ENDS

About NZ Lotteries:

NZ Lotteries (New Zealand Lotteries Commission) was established in 1987 and operates in the New Zealand market as a crown entity under the Gambling Act 2003. Its purpose is to provide safe gaming that allows New Zealanders to play and win and contribute money back to New Zealand communities.

For more information: www.nzlotteries.co.nz


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