|Posted: September 15, 2005, 10:23 am - IP Logged|
The record $15.2 million Lotto Powerball jackpot prize won on Saturday night has been claimed today by an Auckland person, New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZ Lotteries) Chief Executive Trevor Hall announced today.
"I came home and checked Teletext and saw that there was a single winner, and thought ‘that’s a lot of money for one winning ticket’. I hoped the ticket was owned by a number of people," the winner said today.
"I then went to bed oblivious to my windfall. I slept well and in the morning I was stunned when I checked the numbers that I had written down the night before.
“I then went to the NZ Lotteries website and got a second confirmation of the win," the winner said.