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Winning Lotto ticket survives washing machine
A four-week-old Lotto ticket survived a trip through the washing machine to net $250,000 for its Christchurch, New Zealand, owner.
The ticket bought at Pak'n'Save in Moorhouse for the July 9 Lotto draw shared the First Division prize with tickets bought in Auckland, Waitakere and Hastings.
The winner, who wants to stay anonymous, said he found the ticket last weekend after he washed an old pair of jeans.
I went through the wet pockets and realised I had washed a Lotto ticket in the jea ...
Aug 6, 2011, 7:56 am - Lottery News forum
Nick of time: N.Z. man claims lottery prize 1 day before expiration
Talk about cutting it close.
A man in Auckland, New Zealand claimed his lottery prize of $391,581 just 24 hours before the ticket would have expired.
He had kept the ticket in a drawer a year ago and forgotten about it.
The first division winning ticket was sold 12 months ago in Ponsonby.
As far as we're aware this is the first time a major prize has been claimed the day before its expiry date. If the winner had waited another day he would have unfortunately received nothing, Fox Ne ...
Apr 20, 2010, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum
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