A couple formally from Wellington, New Zealand just hit $333,333 on the NZ Lotto.
The wife heard on Sunday that the Pak n’ Save store in Richmond had sold a winning ticket. Nervously checking their tickets she discovered their big win:
“I realised we had six matching numbers on the last line of one ticket but I couldn’t quite believe it so I checked and checked and checked again, about 10 times, then I asked my husband to have a look.”
Her somewhat shocked husband checked all over again:
“I saw we had all the numbers but the last thing I won was a frozen chicken back in 1975 so I found it hard to really believe we’d won Lotto.”
The unidentified couple live in the Nelson area, but travelled back to Wellington to collect their $333,333 share of the first-division prize yesterday. They made sure to celebrate their win properly with a champagne lunch in Wellington.
The couple have had a few misfortunes during the years, so they were particularly relieved to have money to put towards their mortgages and help out their family and local charities.