Te Puke New World employees are double checking their tickets this morning after hearing that one of Saturday night’s division one winning tickets was sold at their store.
Te Puke New World owner operator Jon Morrison says all his employees have re-checked their numbers, but none of them are the winner.
“I sincerely hope the holder of the Saturday night’s division one winning lotto ticket is a Te Puke resident,” says Jon.
The $250,000 winning ticket remains unclaimed.
Jon is not sure if he will be notified if the ticket is checked at another store as he’s never sold one before, but hopes this will be the start of a trend.
“I really hope it was sold to someone from Te Puke as it’d be great news for the town.”
Four Lotto players in Auckland, Thames, Te Puke and Ashburton share the $1million top prize but Powerball jackpots to an estimated $6million next week.
Another lucky ticket was sold at Thames Paper Plus and manager Sally Kim says they have no idea who purchased the weekend’s winning ticket either, but they have a history of selling winning tickets.
“We’ve sold about 15-division one winning tickets and two Big Wednesday winning tickets,” she says.
Strike Four was not struck this week and has jackpotted to an estimated $300,000.
The winning tickets were sold by Diorella Superette in Auckland, Paper Plus Thames in Thames, Te Puke New World and Tinwald Superette in Ashburton.