Sandra is a senior crimes and justice reporter for the Bay of Plenty Times.

Papamoa Lotto $1m ticket still unclaimed

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Charmed: Papamoa Pak N' Save's lucky Lotto punter is yet to claim their prize. File/Photo.
Charmed: Papamoa Pak N' Save's lucky Lotto punter is yet to claim their prize. File/Photo.

The first division $1m Lotto ticket sold at Papamoa Pak'nSave is yet to be claimed.

The winning ticket was drawn during Wednesday's night's live Lotto draw.

A spokesperson from the Lotteries Commission said the winner had not yet claimed their prize.

Papamoa Pak N-Save Papamoa Lotto supervisor Gloria Goebel confirmed this morning that the winner had not yet come into the store to redeem their prize.

Earlier Mrs Goebel told the Bay of Plenty Times that she and the other staff were buzzing with excitement about the great news.

"I'm thrilled. This store has been only operating for six years and in that time we have sold two first division Lotto tickets, including a $2m ticket in March last year, and a Strike Four ticket worth just over $100,000 in February 2011," she said.

"Plus we've sold a $10,000 Instant Kiwi and few second division winning tickets.

We're clearly a lucky store," she said.

"We're so happy for the $1m winner and really hope it's a local. It would be great if the winner comes back to the store to claim their win," Mrs Goebel said.

So far this year there have been 10 first division wins - Lotto, Powerball and Strike - in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty region, totalling $11.1 million.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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