Lotto First Division Prize Breaks 1 Million Jackpot In New Zealand
The New Zealand Lotteries Commission announced that the Lotto First Division prize of 1 Million was won by three people who will each take home $333,333. "The Strike Four prize pool has been jackpotting since 7 January and this is only the fifth time the Strike jackpot has topped $1 million in its history” said Lotteries Commission Chief Executive Warren Salisbury.
Strike Four went seven consecutive weeks without a winner, while Lotto Powerball jackpotted again and is worth an estimated $12.5 million.
At the present time the winners have not come forward, so the prizes remain unclaimed. If you have been playing the New Zealand lottery you should keep in mind that “Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet” according to the Commissioner.
It's just more proof of the golden jackpot rule. Winning the lottery is only important if you remember to check your numbers and collect your prize money!