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Big Wednesday Jackpots to Second-Biggest Prize Ever

Media Release 09 August 2012

Big Wednesday Jackpots to Second-Biggest Prize Ever

Following last night’s draw, Big Wednesday has jackpotted to a massive $16 million – making it the second-biggest prize for the mid-week game since it started in 2005.

“Everyone remembers the $36 million Big Wednesday prize that was won by the family syndicate from Masterton in 2009, but we haven’t got near to those jackpot levels again until now,” says NZ Lotteries’ Chief Executive, Wayne Pickup.

“Our previous second-biggest Big Wednesday prize was $13 million won in 2006 by a Thames winner, and in the same year, $12.5 million was won in Wellington.

“The growing jackpot comes in the month that NZ Lotteries celebrates its 25th birthday,” adds Mr Pickup.

The $16 million prize includes cash and all the luxury prizes – the Lamborghini, Audi Q7, Rayglass boat, cash towards the bach, travel, and a cash loaded Platinum Visa card.

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