New Zealand Lotto Player Had No Idea She Was $1 Million Richer

An anonymous lottery winner from New Zealand carried a $1 million in her purse for nearly a week before realising that she'd hit the jackpot.

The winner, who has chosen to stay anonymous, says she bought her winning ticket on a whim after meeting her friends for a coffee date.

"I thought I might as well pick up a ticket and try my luck. I put the ticket in my wallet and kind of forgot about it," she said.

She left the ticket in her purse after that, not even thinking to check it after seeing on TV that there was a big winner from the area from where she had bought her ticket.

It wasn't until a week later while she was doing shopping that she scanned her ticket and the woman behind the check out counter asked her quietly to come to the back office.

It was when she was in the office that the lady turned to her and said, "Congratulations! You've won a million dollars".

She could hardly believe her luck and immediately called her daughter to tell her about the win and her instant ramp up into lotto celeb status.

"Nothing like this has ever happened to me or my family before – it's going to be a tremendous help," she told local news. Her win was the only division one win from that draw.

The Mega Millions jackpot is currently at $340 million, the biggest of the year! Get your tickets below to be entered into the upcoming draw!


Get Mega Millions Tickets Here

We've got all your past lottery results for all of our biggest lotteries. See our latest results page to check yours.

Giant Lottos are leading the charge against lottery scams! See our advice on how to avoid lottery scams in this news report.

Play From Home In The Worlds Biggest Draws

Super Enalotto LotteryUS Powerball LotteryEuro Millions LotteryCanadian Lotto 649The Irish National Lottery

Other Popular Articles

Buy Tickets For These Lotteries Today

Latest Lottery News

Single Ticket Holder Wins Biggest Ever UK Jackpot
Read Article
The Luckiest Lottery Games You Should Be Playing In 2019
Read Article
Nearly 1,400 Lotto Players All Picked The Number 2 And Have Won 3.4 Million
Read Article
Man Keeps Jackpot Winning Secret For Six Months
Read Article
Why You Should Play The France Loto Online
Read Article