Christmas cheer for New Zealand lottery punter

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A New Zealand punter from the small town of Magascene in New Zealand must have been especially nice all year and then some - Santa (in the shape of the New Zealand Lottery) brought him a NZ$13 million prize to spread some Yuletide cheer.

New Zealand Lotteries' chief executive Todd McLeay said that the winning Lotto Powerball ticket was worth a cool $12,991,369, although as InfoPowa went to press Sunday it had not yet been claimed.

Two other players each won a NZ$333,333 share of the first division prize on Christmas Day, with the winning tickets sold at Edmonton Stationery and Lotto in Waitakere, and Sweet Lotto Centre, on the North Shore.

Source: InfoPowa News