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$100,000 Santa's Surprise On Christmas Day

$100,000 Santa's Surprise On Christmas Day Makes A Wish Come True

Santa timed his Christmas present right on time for an Auckland family who won $100,000 on a Santa's Surprise Instant Kiwi ticket, says NZ Lotteries Chief Executive Todd McLeay.

The family were opening their stockings on Christmas morning and inside each stocking was an Instant Kiwi from Santa (aka mum).

"It was around 7.30am on Christmas morning when I scratched the Santa's Surprise ticket. The first game on the ticket revealed three angels with $100,000 underneath but I didn't believe I had won at first," says the father of the winning family.

"I showed it to my wife and my daughter checked it and we were all screaming with delight.

"I must have sat and looked at the angels for more than an hour in sheer disbelief. At one point I thought I saw the zeros at the end of the $100,000 falling off!

"The money has come at just the right time; our youngest daughter is very ill with Fibromyalgia (a chronic pain illness) and we have been struggling to pay for her medication.

"Now we can pay for the medication and for her to travel to Disneyland with the Make a Wish Foundation. And I think I might shout myself a new motorbike."

"It's been the best Christmas present we could have ever wished for," adds the winner.

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