A lucky lotto player who won a whopping $1.000.000 in Auckland will now have the ability to do what makes her happy – helping stray animals find new homes.
As we’ve seen over the years, lottery players love to spend their new found wealth on good causes, like Kelsey Zachow, the 24-year-old Mega Millions jackpot winner who won a massive $66 million. Kelsey went on to open a no-kill animal shelter.
The latest lottery winner matched the winning numbers 1, 12, 15, 20, 29 and 32 in New Zealand’s Lotto drawing on April 27th.
She claimed her $1.000.000 prize a few days later and took the option to remain anonymous as she claimed it.
She did however tell lottery officials that she simply purchased the winning lotto ticket on a whim and was very surprised to discover how fortunate her decision turned out to be.
“As I was leaving the store I saw that the Lotto counter was still open and thought I might as well grab a ticket – you never know, right?” explained the Auckland resident.
She only realised that she had in fact won, while getting ready for work the next day. She read in the paper that the winning ticket had been sold at Pak N Save Ormiston in Flat Bush, Auckland – the same store where she purchased hers.
She immediately double checked your lottery ticket. She had to check several times and stil she “couldn’t believe her eyes” when she saw all her numbers matched.
The woman will use the money to pay off her mortgage and go on a holiday, but some of it will go towards helping her local community.
“I love animals and do all I can to help them – I foster kittens, feed strays and find homes for as many as possible. This prize means I’ll be able to do even more, I’m absolutely thrilled,” said the noble millionaire.
If there's one thing better than people who give of themselves, it's people who give of what's been given to them. Did you you, that as a lottery player you are already contributing to charity by simply purchasing a lottery ticket.
Many people, however, dream of giving on a really big scale – the kind of scale they could only reach with a huge lottery jackpot win!
Let us know in the comments section below, what good deeds would you do with a multi-million lottery win?