Winning Lotto prize claimed
A $250,000 winning Lotto ticket sold by the Pleasant Point Dairy at the weekend has been claimed by an excited owner.
The ticket was one of four first division-winning tickets around the country, the others sold at Masterton, Waimaku and from online channel MyLotto. Powerball was not struck and has jackpotted to $5 million.
Dairy owner Murray Dryden said he and his wife Selena were thrilled to have sold the ticket.
The winner, who had wanted to remain anonymous, was "pretty excited and nervous" when they claimed the prize on Monday, he said.
They bought the ticket on Saturday. Under different owners the dairy sold a first division winning ticket in 1997.
Waimate New World- nine Lotto 1st division winning tickets (1988, 1989, two in 1990, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2008 and 2009); Strike Four winning ticket (1994).
Actions Sports (NZ) Ltd in Timaru - seven Lotto first division winning tickets (1987, two in 1989, 1992, two in 1995, 2006); instant millionaire ticket (2003); Strike Four winning ticket (1994).
Timaru New World - seven first division winning tickets (1990, two in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2007); winning wheel ticket (2007).
Timaru Pak N Save - seven Lotto first division winning tickets (two in 1990, 1996, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2010); instant millionaire ticket (2002); four Winning Wheel tickets (2006, 2008, 200, 2011).
Village Post Temuka - seven Lotto first division winning tickets (1989, 1996, two in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008).
Countdown Timaru - three Lotto First Division winning tickets (in 1999, 2009, 2011).
Mackenzie Lotto Plus - three Lotto First Division winning tickets (1990, 2004, 2011).
Park Night N Day - Timaru has sold two Lotto first division winning tickets (1989, 1997), Strike Four winning ticket (2000). Geraldine Books & Post sold - first division winning ticket (2000).
- The Timaru Herald