$5.5m Lotto prize won in Whangarei has been claimed

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Sunnyside Foodmarket owners Ketan Patel and Sejai Patel were excited after selling the $5.5m winning Lotto ticket which has been claimed. PHOTO/JOHN STONE
Sunnyside Foodmarket owners Ketan Patel and Sejai Patel were excited after selling the $5.5m winning Lotto ticket which has been claimed. PHOTO/JOHN STONE

The $5.5m winning Powerball ticket sold at a Whangarei store has been claimed.

Wednesday's winning ticket, which was made up of $5 million from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division, was sold at the Sunnyside Foodmarket in Kamo, Whangarei.

A spokeswoman for Lotto New Zealand confirmed the prize has been claimed.

Owners Ketan Patel and his wife Sejai told the Advocate yesterday they usually get a lot of locals in the store on Station Rd.

This win comes just a week after a young couple from the Hibiscus Coast in Auckland won $44million with Powerball First Division on Wednesday - the largest prize ever won in New Zealand.

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