How a savvy Lotto punter won $15.7m
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 2:45p.m.
By Thomas Mead
A tricky West Coaster has outstmarted Lotto this week, to bring home a $15.77 million Powerball prize.
The punter, who hails from Hokitika, won first division 10 times last Saturday night after buying 10 tickets.
A Lotteries Commission spokesperson says the winner played the same six numbers on all 10 tickets, but exhausted all 10 of the Powerball numbers.
“It means if those numbers come up, they’re guaranteed to win the Powerball,” the spokeswoman says.
All up, the winner took out first division 10 times and the Powerball once, taking home $769,000 for the first division wins and a whopping $15 million for the Powerball.
If they had purchased only one ticket, they would have been forced to share the first division prize of $1 million with three others who had the lucky numbers last Saturday.
Instead, the other three winners from Auckland, Lower Hutt and Nelson took home only $76,923 each.
The winner has been contacted about the prize, but is yet to officially claim it.
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14/04/2013 11:28:41 p.m.
You would not need to spend 120. more like $12! clever person
14/04/2013 8:17:19 a.m.
That's all well and good if you have the disposable income to spend $120 on Lotto tickets every Saturday. I'd hardly call that outsmarting Lotto, maybe he would of won powerball with just one ticket and saved an absolute fortune throughout the years!
28/01/2013 10:16:48 p.m.
good on ya who eva won cheeky buger only in hoki. hope it went to some1 who needed it and a local
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