A Christchurch man won ڈالر 1 million in a Lotto First Division draw on Saturday. (File photo)
One prospective father says he won ٹو 1 million in Lotto during that time. Nationwide lockdown “Couldn’t have come at a better time.”
The man spoke to Lotto New Zealand on Tuesday on condition of anonymity. He was spending his second Sunday at home in a lockdown with his wife and daughter when he first realized that the lotto ticket he had bought was going to change his family’s life.
“I was checking my emails at breakfast and saw that I had one from Lotto New Zealand. The email said I had a reward for claiming – I thought it was a little different and maybe I Something bigger than Division 6 will win.
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“I opened the Lotto NZ app and as soon as I saw it it started checking my ticket – it didn’t take me long to realize that there was a line where all the numbers were circling – they kept coming.
“It was an unrealistic feeling; I honestly couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
Stunned by the victory, his wife saw something strange going on at the other end of the breakfast table.
He told Lotto NZ, “It took me a while to get his attention. The moment he showed me the ticket and said we would win the first division.
“We were just sitting at the table looking at each other in complete shock.”
He saw an online article this morning claiming that someone in Christchurch had won the lottery, but he “never really crossed my mind that it could possibly be us.”
The couple, who are expecting another child soon, spent the evening writing down a wish list of everything they wanted to do with their victory.
“It simply came to our notice then. Being in lockdown, we had plenty of time to think about what we wanted to do with our victory.
“It was realistic to sit down together, dreaming about all the things we could do with 1 million – and then realizing that it’s all possible now. It’s a It’s going to make a big difference for us as a family.
The couple was “on the moon,” he said.
“You always hope to win the lottery – dreaming about what you will do is part of the fun. But for us to be; it’s almost unbelievable.
A Bay of Plenty player also won ڈالر 200,000 with Strike Four on Saturday, while Powerball was not hit and walked around with a پا 6 million jackpot on Wednesday night.