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120 Lucky Big Wednesday Players

27 November 2008

120 Lucky Big Wednesday Players From Ashburton To Whakatane Win $43,994 Christmas Bonus

The luxury Big Wednesday First Division package worth over $5 million has been won by 120 lucky players from Ashburton to Whakatane, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

The 120 Third Division players each won a $43,994 share of the massive prize package on offer after First and Second Division weren't struck, and their prize pools were added to that of the next highest prize division where there were winners.

The winning locations (in alphabetical order) and number of winners are as follows:

- Ashburton (1)
- Auckland (17)
- Blenheim (2)
- Christchurch (6)
- Drury (2)
- Feilding (2)
- Gisborne (2)
- Hamilton (5)
- Hastings (1)
- Hawera (2)
- Invercargill (3)
- Kaitaia (1)
- Kawerau (3)
- Kerikeri (2)
- Lawrence (2)
- Levin (2)
- Lower Hutt (2)
- Mahia Beach Store (2)
- Manukau (9)
- Mosgiel (2)
- Mt Maunganui (2)
- Murupara (1)
- Napier (2)
- New Plymouth (2)
- North Shore (7)
- Palmerston North (1)
- Picton (3)
- Porirua (2)
- Riverhead (2)
- Rotorua (3)
- Tapanui (1)
- Taupo (3)
- Tauranga (3)
- Te Kauwhata (4)
- Twizel (1)
- Upper Hutt (2)
- Waiheke Island (1)
- Waihi (1)
- Waitakere (3)
- Wanganui (1)
- Wellington (6)
- Whakatane (1)

The store locations for these Third Division winners will be posted on the NZ Lotteries' website by 4pm Thursday 27 November.

As there was more than one big winner for this 'Must Be Won' draw, the luxury First Division line up of the cash, cars, boat, travel, the Amex and holiday and apartment packages is being offered as the equivalent cash prize, in order to enable the prize to be equally shared amongst the 120 winners.

Next week's Big Wednesday line up will include the initial $2 million in cash, but the luxury cars on offer will be a fabulous Audi R8 and a Porsche Cayenne. A Four Winns V258 will be the new boat added to the prize package. There will be an increased $750,000 cash prize contribution to a bach, and the $250,000 American Express Platinum card and a $250,000 cash prize towards luxury travel will still be on offer, but the cash escalation stage will occur a week earlier in future draws.

Mr McLeay's advice for all of this week's Big Wednesday winners is to write their name and address on their ticket as soon as possible, confirming ownership.

"Anyone who bought a ticket at any of the winning retailers should check it immediately," says Mr McLeay.


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