New Zealand’s “lucky” lotto store sells another winning ticket

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PALMERSTON NORTH, NZ – Palmerston North supermarket Pioneer New World is gaining something of a reputation when it comes to selling winning lottery tickets after a First Division prize of $500,000 was sold on the premises recently.

According to the New Zealand Lotteries Commission the store has sold over 220,000 winning tickets for games such as Lotto, Powerball, Big Wednesday and Strike for total winnings of just over $4,000,000.

The commission added that as well as the recent $500k prize, the store sold a Strike Four ticket worth $578,290 in March 2010 as well as 16 second-division Lotto prizes and one second-division Powerball ticket.

The winners of the most recent big prize sold in the store came into the supermarket to check their ticket on Sunday 15th April and supermarket employees said they were “very emotional” and it was an “exciting time” for everyone in the store. The man and woman who won the half-million dollar prize wished to remain anonymous but they did say that some of the money would be spent on their children.

As with any store that has had a recent lottery win, employees said that Pioneer New World has already seen more people coming in to purchase tickets for the next draws.


Published: April 17, 2012

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