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Big Wednesday Player Wins Third Largest Prize

Big Wednesday Player Wins Third Largest Prize Ever Given Out By NZ Lotteries

A Big Wednesday ticket sold at Martina Four Square & Lotto in Thames has picked up the third largest individual prize ever given out by NZ Lotteries, says NZ Lotteries Chief Executive Trevor Hall tonight.

The new lottery game celebrates its first Division One prize winner tonight, with a lucky player winning $11.2 million and a huge array of non-cash prizes.

"I'm absolutely delighted that we've sold our first big winning ticket. Our first Big Wednesday Division One winner will take home:

- $11.2 million;

- Porsche 911 Carrera;

- Range Rover Vogue V8;

- $50,000 worth of luxury travel every year for five years;

- $250,000 American Express Platinum card;

- Mustang luxury launch; and a

- $500,000 holiday home.

These prizes added to the $11.2 million jackpot take the total Division One prize value to around $12.8 million. This will be the third largest prize won in any NZ Lotteries games, if won by a single ticket."

The largest, a Powerball prize of $15.2 million was won on a ticket sold in Mt Roskill, Auckland in September 2005, the second largest was a $14.7 million Powerball prize won by a ticket sold at Meikles Pharmacy in Kawerau in April 2004.

Mr Hall says whoever has the winning Big Wednesday prize ticket should immediately write their name on the back of the ticket, keep it in a safe place and contact NZ Lotteries Wellington office on (04) 802 7000.

"Our very first First Division Big Wednesday winner will never have to look at a price tag again. They'll be able to travel the globe using their luxury travel prize. They'll also have $11.2 million in the bank and a Porsche and Range Rover in the garage, not to mention a luxury launch in the boat harbour and a holiday home to enjoy."

"Now that's an ultimate lifestyle. We can't wait for our first winner to come forward and claim their prize," says Mr Hall.

ENDS

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