One very lucky lottery player took home a $9 million in the New Zealand Powerball draw on the 14th of June. According to him, he said that he only bought the lottery ticket on a whim while out shopping for groceries. They have asked to remain anonymous, but we did manage to get a few details about their amazing winner’s story.
A lottery win becomes even sweeter when it turns out that an impulsive win actually led to a twist of fate that changed one’s life forever. The Powerball winners told lottery officials that their big win almost didn’t happen at all. You could call it divine intervention, because they had forgotten an item on their grocery list, and needed to go back into the store.
“I’d finished the shopping and put the bags in the car when I remembered that I’d forgotten to buy rubbish bags for the house,” said one of the winners. That’s when they ran back to the store. Imagine they had just left! They would have also left behind $9 million, and not just the rubbish bags.
“I went through the self-check terminal to quickly grab the rubbish bags. Then I saw a sign advertising $9 million on New Zealand Powerball, so I randomly added a lottery ticket to my shopping receipt,” explained the winner. “I almost walked out without it! I grabbed the rubbish bags and started walking away and then remembered that the ticket would print out after my receipt, so I went back and grabbed it. I was laughing at myself for being so ditzy that day,” laughed the New Zealand Powerball millionaire.
The couple is from Pukekohe, and they checked their results later that night while in bed. The wife began shaking when she realised that their ticket had just matched all the winning numbers in the New Zealand Powerball draw that had recently taken place.
Her husband stayed cool because he was less convinced. It had happened before where his wife thought they had a winning lottery ticket, so he assumed that this time it could have been a misunderstanding again. “I think the first words out of his mouth were ‘bullshit’,” laughed the wife.
The happy winners plan on using their Powerball winnings to pay off their mortgage. They say that for the time being, they enjoy their jobs and want to continue working until they make up their minds about what they want to. They want to enjoy their time together for the time being. “We always talked a lot about what we’d do if we won. But of course, it all feels different now,” said the wife.
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