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Lotto multi-millionaires yet to claim their prizes

Published: 9:43AM Monday September 30, 2013 Source: ONE News

The two winners of $55 million still have not come forward to claim their prize this morning.

The winner of $33 million, the biggest single-ticket prize in New Zealand Lotto's history, is still a mystery.

Lotto spokeswoman Emilia Mazur told onenews.co.nz this morning that there was "no word from the winner yet".

The winning Powerball ticket was sold at One Step Ahead in one of Auckland's most affluent suburbs, Ponsonby.

Ms Mazur said the $22 million Big Wednesday ticket holder had not come forward either.

That winning ticket was sold at Pak 'n Save Riccarton in Christchurch.

The prize was made up of of $21,156,874 in cash plus $675,000 towards a bach, an Audi Q7, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Rayglass 2200 boat, a $50,000 Visa Platinum Card, and $50,000 worth of travel.

Owners of One Step Ahead Garry Ashton and his wife Alison say they are clueless as to who has won the jackpot.

"I was really shocked. It's not the kind of thing you get every day," Garry said.

He said it would be great if the winner was one of their regulars who comes in every week to buy a ticket.

Ponsonby borders the city centre and the average home in the suburb has been selling for more than $1 million.

On average just under one million tickets are sold each week by Lotto, but last week sales increased by two thirds.

The lucky punter beat the odds by one in six million.

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