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Retailers Sell Winning Tickets For Winning Wheel

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27 April 2005
For Immediate Release

CHRISTCHURCH, INVERCARGILL, NEW PLYMOUTH, AND WHANGAPARAOA RETAILERS SELL WINNING TICKETS FOR LOTTO'S WINNING WHEEL

Five lucky players will have the chance to spin and win on Lotto's Winning Wheel after their tickets were announced as winners on tonight's live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold by Lotto retailers in Christchurch, Invercargill, New Plymouth and Whangaparaoa.

The winning serial numbers for draw 933, Saturday, 23 April 2005 are:

Ticket Serial Number Store Location

867-23161095-20XX St Martins New World Christchurch
870-44357121-20XX Elles Road New World Invercargill
872-46707209-20XX New World New Plymouth
872-35279891-20XX City Home Entertainment New Plymouth
872-05498017-20XX Paper Plus Toy World Whangaparaoa

So far, three Winning Wheel winning tickets have been sold in New Plymouth. Two New Plymouth winners have spun and won $150,000 and $250,000, and a syndicate from Bell Block are due on the Lotto draw on 7 May.

Christchurch has already had three Winning Wheel winning tickets claimed. Two of the three previous winners won $100,000 and the third $200,000. There is one outstanding ticket in Christchurch for Winning Wheel. This was sold at Countdown Church Corner and drawn in March.

In Invercargill, Southland woman Micaela Riley spun and won $300,000 on 2 April this year. This will be the third Winning Wheel winning ticket sold in Invercargill, with one ticket sold in December still to be claimed.

"We want to make sure that all our winners come forward and claim their chance to win big on Lotto's Winning Wheel. Winning tickets are identified by the serial number which is located at the bottom right-hand corner of every Lotto ticket," said Mr Hall.

Saturday night's Winning Wheel winner, Mary Maireroa, nominated her partner Max Laufili to spin for her. The Auckland couple took home a $250,000 prize after his spin on the live Lotto draw.

Since Winning Wheel started in August 2004, 39 Lotto players from all over New Zealand have claimed their prize and spun and won. The four biggest winners have walked away with prizes of $500,000 cash or a $500,000 house and land package.

Winners, who stay in the Capital with a support person at the luxury Duxton Hotel, have said the trip to Wellington to spin the Winning Wheel has become a once-in-a-lifetime memory. The weekend also includes exhibition passes to Te Papa, a shopping trip with a stylist to choose clothes for the TV appearance and a lunch date with a Lotto Presenter.

"Players can check their ticket by going to any Lotto store and running their ticket through a terminal, or by logging on to NZ Lotteries website www.nzlotteries.co.nz and checking their ticket against the winning serial numbers.

There are still 14 Winning Wheel winners from the last 8 months who have yet to come forward and go in the draw to spin and win up to $1million. The tickets will expire 12 months after they were drawn.

Store Location Date Serial Number
Raureka Lotto & Superette Hastings 21 Aug 04 626-27422219-20XX
Schofields Paper Power Papatoetoe 04 Sep 04 638-38157825-20XX
Unichem Waiheke Pharmacy Waiheke Island 02 Oct 04 667-17237250-20XX
Hastings City New World Hastings 13 Nov 04 711-18459436-20XX
Waterloo Lotto & Gift Shop Lower Hutt 04 Dec 04 732-08497448-20XX
Elles Road New World Invercargill 22 Dec 04 750-65182988-20XX
525 Mags & Cards Tauranga 25 Dec 04 752-03124252-20XX
Botany Downs Pak N Save Manukau City 08 Jan 05 767-22675986-20XX
Civic Video Mt Richmond Mt Wellington 29 Jan 05 785-13537026-20XX
Lakeside Lotto & Deli Taupo 12 Feb 05 809-65720863-20XX
Countdown Church Corner Christchurch 19 Mar 05 836-24422661-20XX
Marlborough Stationers & Lotto Glenfield 19 Mar 05 837-28051209-20XX
Pharmacy Plus (Papakura) Papakura 02 Apr 05 822-21652748-20XX
Papatoetoe Plaza Lotto Co. Papatoetoe 16 Apr 05 863-12918793-20XX


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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