A couple from Tauranga spent Sunday night pinching each
other and laughing when they found out they were one of
Saturday night’s lucky Powerball Must Be Won
The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, are
excited with their win and delighted that the mammoth $50
million prize was shared by so many winners.
so cool that it rolled down and went to so many people –
it will change a lot of lives,” said the woman.
couple have a regular subscription set up, meaning they are
always in to win!
“I set up a subscription to buy a
lucky dip ticket a while ago, so I never have to remember to
buy a ticket,” said the man.
The couple had heard
there was a big winner in the area – but never believed it
could be them, even when they received an email from Lotto
NZ saying they had won a prize.
“The email came
through on Sunday and I thought it must be one of the prizes
of just over $1,000,” said the man.
“When I logged
in later that night and the animated draw came up, I was
absolutely blown away.”
The man showed his wife the
phone and said ‘look at this… we haven’t just won
“I thought it was $5,000 and was stoked
with that,” laughed the woman, “then he said to me,
‘no, look again.’”
I started laughing, and then
crying at the same time, I couldn’t believe it – it was
very emotional! We spent the rest of the night pinching each
other and checking the ticket to make sure it wasn’t a
joke,” said the woman.
The couple poured themselves
a wine and described the rest of the night as very
“I thought it would feel more real when the
money hit our bank account, but it still doesn’t,” joked
The next day, they decided to go for lunch by
the beach to clear their heads and start making a
“We had a lovely quiet lunch and a celebratory
glass of wine while we discussed our future and plans,”
said the woman.
The couple already have a list of
“We’re going to buy a bach, a
boat and a campervan. That’s always been the dream,”
said the man.
“We’ve always wanted a campervan to
travel around the country in, and this win gives us that
opportunity, we can’t wait!” The woman added.
couple are planning to gather their close family and share
the news with them soon.
The winning ticket was sold
on MyLotto for the $50 million Must Be Won draw on Saturday
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