Big Lotto win goes unclaimed in North

They say good luck comes in threes, but there's been a quadruple lucky Lotto streak in Northland, including an unclaimed $410,001 Bullseye ticket.
In the past few weeks there has been a record Bullseye winner, two Winning Wheel winners - which could earn the holders up to $1 million- and a Lotto second division winning ticket sold in Northland.
NZ Lotteries officials are wondering if it's something in the water, or just Northland's great weather that has Lotto luck shining on the region.
A ticket sold at Kaitaia Pak N Save won $410,001 in Wednesday's Bullseye draw.
 The prize is unclaimed.
NZ Lotteries chief executive Todd McLeay said the winner didn't quite hit the Bullseye number of 372244, but their winning entry was the only one within five numbers either side of the Bullseye number.
"Fortunately for them, the 'must be won' draw and lack of first division winners meant they scooped the first and second division prize pools," Mr McLeay said.
The "must be won" draw was triggered due to Bullseye's jackpotting cash prize reaching the threshold of $400,000, as set out in game rules.

 Meanwhile, a ticket sold at Onerahi Bookshop and Lotto has earned the holder the chance to spin Lotto's Winning Wheel in last Saturday's draw.
The ticket holder will travel to Wellington to spin the wheel live on television on April 2 for a chance to win prizes ranging from $100,000 to $1 million.
Also, a Lotto ticket sold at Kerikeri Civic Video for the February 1 draw was selected to spin the Winning Wheel.

One ticket is randomly drawn each week for the winning wheel spin with the owner and nominated support person flown to Wellington to appear on the live Lotto draw. The pair stay in a luxury hotel in Wellington for two nights.
The winning Kerikeri ticket was bought by an Auckland woman on holiday in Northland with her family. She will find out how lucky she is after the live draw on Saturday night.
A Lotto ticket sold at Whangarei Pak N Save was among 12 nationally that won $21,292 on Saturday's Lotto Second Division.
"It may be something in the water, or maybe the fantastic weather, but the numbers are certainly falling Northland's way recently," NZ Lotteries spokeswoman Karen Jones said.
"It is a great run of local luck and we look forward to seeing what prizes the Winning Wheel winners will end up with when it is their turn to spin that wheel on the live Lotto draw."
 

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