Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

‘Damn I need a Dram’ For Latest Lotto Millionaire

‘Damn I need a Dram’ For Latest Lotto Millionaire

A couple of whiskies were badly needed by Lotto’s latest millionaire – a local Auckland man called Stan.

“I had no idea that I had won a big prize until I went to check my ticket today,” says Stan.

“I even began handing over some cash for next week’s Lotto purchase, when the person behind the counter laughed and told me I won’t be needing to give him that.”

“I was feeling overwhelmed at the news I had won a million, so he was kind enough to offer me a glass of water – but when I got home, I sucked back a few nips of whiskey,” laughs Stan.

His winning ticket was sold, and claimed, at Inkworks in Auckland. It is the second million to be claimed in Lotto’s big birthday promotion, with a Christchurch million claimant still outstanding.

Stan, who is retired, plans on having a good think about what he wants to spend his prize money on.

“I’ve always wanted to travel to Scotland, as my ancestors are from there. The only other time I have ever been overseas was in the 1970s to Fiji!”

“I think I also may even consider moving houses as well,” says Stan.

“I’m quite content with my life at the moment, so this is just a fantastic bonus.

Although I may upgrade my whiskey to something a bit more top shelf!”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Budget 2022


At base, the political biffo back and forth on the merits of Budget 2022 comes down to only one thing. Who is the better manager of the economy and better steward of social wellbeing – National or Labour? In its own quiet way, the Treasury has buried a fascinating answer to the “who’s best at running an economy during a crisis?” question, at page 57 of the Fiscal Strategy section...
More>>



 
 

Government: Helps Supermarket Shoppers Get A Fair Deal
Urgent Budget night legislation to stop major supermarkets blocking competitors from accessing land for new stores has been introduced today, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said... More>>


Budget 2022: A Secure Future In Difficult Times
Budget 2022 will help build a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost of living pressures... More>>

ALSO:

Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>

ALSO:



National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels