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Christmas Countdown For $2.9 Million Big Wednesday Winner

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Christmas Countdown For $2.9 Million Big Wednesday Winner

With just over two weeks to go, counting the days to Christmas has just become a lot more fun for a Manukau Big Wednesday player after they scooped the $2.9 million top prize in Big Wednesday, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

The winning ticket, which was sold at Pakuranga Lotto in Manukau, is worth $2,990,060 - made up from a prize package including $2 million cash, an Audi R8, a Porsche Cayenne, a $250,000 American Express Platinum card, $250,000 worth of luxury travel and a Four Winns V258 boat.

"With Christmas just around the corner, our newest multi-millionaire will have a little bit of time to think how to make this a very memorable celebration", says Mr McLeay.

The win comes just a few weeks after two players in Taupo and Christchurch shared Big Wednesday First Division, winning $1.8 million each.

Another lucky player from Taranaki has won $75,000 in Big Wednesday's Second Chance draw. The winning ticket was sold online at and the serial number is 563-24401933-13XX.

Every ticket bought for the Big Wednesday draw was entered in the Second Chance draw. The prize won was determined by the H or T selection on the first line of the ticket. As the ticket selection matched the coin toss in the draw, the ticket holder has won $75,000.

"Anyone who bought a ticket at our winning stores should check them immediately and write their name on the back of the ticket. If they are our big winner, please contact us at NZ Lotteries and we can advise them on the next steps to take," says Mr McLeay.

There were a total of 46,426 winners in this week's draw.

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