Rare trio of wins for Kapiti Lotto store

SAM BOYER
Last updated 12:41 16/11/2012

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Coastlands Lotto dished out a trio of $16,000 prizes last week, one of the rarest occurrences in Lotto history.

The store sold three second-division tickets to three different people in the same draw, and the happy winners walked away with $16,648 each.

The chances of three separate winners from one store in one draw are incredibly slim - the number crunchers at Lotto have worked out the odds of this occurring is once in every 850 years.

Store owner David Campbell said one winner was so happy they'd brought in some chocolates as a thank you.

''They're all local people. One came in on Monday morning and brought us in a box of chocolates, which was nice.''

He, too, was surprised with last weekend's outcome.

''When we first saw we'd sold three second division tickets, we thought it must be the same person with a 'combo' ticket, but on the Sunday they all came in to claim. And the best thing is they are all regulars.''

The win has already made a huge difference to one of the winners, who has purchased a new mobility scooter.

The Lotto jackpot for tomorrow night's draw has risen to $19.5 million, with Powerball first division an estimated $17 million.

Contact Sam Boyer
Consumer affairs reporter
Email: sam.boyer@dompost.co.nz
Twitter: @SamJBoyer

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