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$500,000 New Zealand Lotto Win Solves Washing Machine Problem

It’s a bit of a worry when your washing machine breaks down but while a woman from Papamoa in New Zealand, was trying to get a replacement, she received an amazing call from her husband telling her they’d won a $500,000 New Zealand Lotto prize in the November 16 draw.

It’s not the first mention of washing machines on this year. Remember the alleged £33m UK Lotto ticket that ended up in one?

The lucky couple have decided to remain anonymous, that’s just like the man from Brisbane who scooped a $40m Australian Powerball jackpot.

They are regular New Zealand Lotto players and love checking their tickets every Sunday morning to see if they’ve been lucky enough to win anything. That’s something they often do together but this time the wife was out looking for a replacement washing machine while her husband checked their New Zealand Lotto tickets.

When discovering their win, he immediately phoned his wife telling her their problem was “sorted.” She thought something was wrong and headed home, but was pleasantly surprised when told they’d won $500,000. “I couldn’t believe it!” the shocked New Zealand Lotto winner commented.

”The first thing I said was ‘Are you kidding?’ I was in shock, it just didn’t seem real. We truly can’t believe our luck, we’re both just so excited!” she added. Earlier this week, we told you about the lucky player who won a $5.5m New Zealand Powerball jackpot.

Their winning New Zealand Lotto ticket was purchased from Pak ‘n Save in Papamoa where a $1m winning ticket was sold in September. The Night ‘n’ Day store in South Dunedin sold three Division One New Zealand Lotto tickets in the space of five months. Another store in Pukekohe, sold two $111,111 winning New Zealand Lotto tickets for the same draw.

The couple have had some small wins in the past with tickets bought from the same place but never dreamed they’d win 500,000 from their “lucky store.”

The couple now plan to pay for their adult children, who currently reside overseas, to come home and spend a sensational Christmas with them, or as they call it the chance to “enjoy a Kiwi summer as a family. ‘It’s an amazing feeling knowing we will all be back together in just a few short weeks.” Of course, they’ll also be able to get a new washing machine!

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