A Cantabrian has still to claim a $1 million Lotto prize.
Two tickets, worth $1 million each, were bought at the Hub Hornby Lotto and the Northwood New World, but the one from Hornby remains unclaimed.
A New Zealand Lotteries spokeswoman said a Christchurch woman, who wanted to be known only as Joan, had claimed one of the two $1m winning vouchers that were bought in Christchurch.
Joan was out for a walk on Sunday when she decided to claim her $5 winning scratchie from earlier in the week and check her Lotto ticket.
“I was absolutely amazed when the Lotto lady said I'd won $1 million,” she said.
On a six-kilometre walk home from the store she started to think about how to spend the money, but she has no definite plans yet, except to buy a bottle of Champagne.
A third $1m prize went to a voucher collected in Auckland.
New Zealand Lotteries chief executive Wayne Pickup said the vouchers were offered to celebrate Lotto's 25th birthday.
"We wanted to do something very special for our big birthday, involving all of our players, so every Lotto ticket bought over the last two weeks went in the draw to win one of over 1000 extra prizes worth $7.5m," he said.
Saturday's Winning Wheel ticket was bought at the Westport New World.
Another Christchurch voucher, from Paper Plus Bush Inn, won $100,000.
A Strike Four ticket bought from Pak'nSave Riccarton was one of three that won $73,114.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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