Sunday, October 17, 2010

Largest Lotto prize in NZ so far claimed.

"The winner of Saturday's record $28.7 million Powerball jackpot has claimed their prize but their identity remains secret.

The ticket was bought at a Mobil service station in Papakura.

The Lotteries Commission says it has received a visit from the winner of New Zealand's biggest ever Lotto Powerball.

It is not known if the ticket, worth a total of $28,710,403, was bought by an individual or a syndicate.
NZ Lotteries head of communications Karen Jones said most people who win big tend to stay quiet for a while.

She said yesterday: "We haven't heard from anyone yet. It's not uncommon for people to wait a couple of days before they claim their prize.

"They can check their ticket in a lotto shop, but most winners who want to claim a big prize should come to our office in Wellington because we have to check the ticket before the money can be transferred into their account."

She said 1.5 million tickets were sold for Saturday's draw."

$28.7 Million Dollars.. Lucky person.
Literally everybody in New Zealand had gotten themselves a ticket for that draw, increasing the chanses of any of them actually winning anything.

The most I've ever won from Lotto was $32 and a free strike ticket, and that was a Christmas present from my parents.


  1. hey man, at least you were rewarded with money. I just felt a sullen pang of upsetness and that was it.

  2. I can see why they wanted to keep it a secret. There were huge lotto prize winners here in the USA that did not keep it a secret and got hit by lawsuits for a share of the money by jealous/greedy so called "friends". It attracts way to many gold digging scum.

  3. If you did win, People that know you would know that you are suddenly a millionaire as soon as you buy the 52" flat screen TV and invite them over for sports night in a new room added to the side of the house.. That's what I'd do at least.

  4. wow man that is alot of money, i would have so much fun if i won that

  5. it can be a gift, and a curse at the same time

  6. Not a lotto player but if I did win I'd definitely want to keep it a secret.