# Lotto's \$55m remains unclaimed

Last updated 09:06 30/09/2013

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Winners of two massive Lotto prizes in the past week have still to claim their millions.

Neither the winner of Saturday’s \$33 million Powerball, nor the \$22 million Big Wednesday ticket holder had yet made contact, New Zealand Lotteries spokeswoman Emilia Mazur said this morning.

The \$33 million prize – the largest individual Powerball prize in the game’s history – was won by a single ticket sold in Auckland.

Shoe repair store One Step Ahead, in Ponsonby, said since the win was announced the phone has been ringing off the hook.

‘‘We’re a little bit shell-shocked,’’ said owner Alison Ashton.

‘‘We’re not usually open on a Sunday but we’ve been here this morning and a few regulars have been coming by to check if it was them.’’

The store has sold six first division- winning tickets in its history, Ms Ashton said.

Saturday night’s prize had to go after the jackpot passed the \$30m threshold.

Normally, winners have to pick all six numbers and the Powerball but because no-one picked all the correct numbers it dropped down to second division.

The winning ticket had five numbers, the bonus ball and the all-important Powerball.

Two punters will be kicking themselves after picking all six Lotto numbers but not the Powerball.

The pair get \$500,000 each.

The \$22 million Big Wednesday prize was won by a ticket bought in Christchurch.

NO MORE DREAMING

What you could buy with \$33m:

A third share of Peter Jackson’s private jet – worth \$80m.

Most of Kim Dotcom’s house – thought to be worth around \$35m.

20 million Meridian shares @ \$1.60 each.

8 million lattes at \$4 each.

Monet’s 1908 ‘‘Le Palais Contarini’’ painting, worth \$30.8 million.

639kg of gold at \$51.66 per gram.

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