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Overcome Winner Claims $1 Million In Pyjamas

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Overcome Winner Claims $1 Million In Pyjamas

New Zealand's latest millionaire was so overcome by the shock news that she burst into tears at the Lotto counter this week, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

"I had an appointment in the afternoon but had to go to the supermarket quickly, so I decided to shower when I got home afterwards and I headed out in my pyjamas just as I was," said the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous.

"Then just as I was leaving the supermarket, I remembered I hadn't checked my Lotto tickets yet so took them to the Lotto counter, still in my pyjamas, never thinking I'd actually won anything.

"The girl checked it and told me I'd won - I thought she must mean $20 or similar - but then she said it was one million and I burst into tears, right there in the middle of the supermarket!" laughed the winner.

"The people at the shop were lovely, they took me to a private office, sat me down and gave me a cup of tea - it was a good half an hour before I was able to drive home, I was just in so much shock."

The winning Lotto First Division ticket, which won a total prize of $1,028,447, was purchased at Windsor Park Superette & Lotto in North Shore City, and claimed at Albany Pak N Save.

"I'll be able to make a dent in my bucket list now - a trip to India has been top of the list for ages and I'd also like to go hot air ballooning - maybe I can combine the two," said the winner.

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