Gisborne $6.5m Lotto win still unclaimed

Various possibilities as to why winner has not yet come forward.

Various possibilities as to why winner has not yet come forward.

THE $6.5 million Lotto win struck by someone presumably in the Gisborne region last weekend has still not been claimed.

But Grant Bros staff remain upbeat that the winner will eventually turn up to claim the massive windfall.

The winning ticket for the draw on Saturday, March 11 was sold by Grant Bros. It shared the First Division prize of $1m with a ticket holder in Southland and scooped up an additional $6m with the correct Powerball number.

“The Invercargill $500,000 prize sold for that draw has not been claimed as yet either,” Grant Bros owner Renee Grant said this morning.

“We are not too nervous about the Gisborne ticket not being claimed yet. We are confident it will eventually surface.

“A lot of our regular customers purchase multi-draw tickets that they only check when they buy their next one.”

Multi-draw tickets can be bought for up to 10 weeks in advance.

“Most of our customers who go that way buy a multi-draw ticket for four to five weeks,” Ms Grant said.

“So hopefully the winners are in that category. An alternative reason the ticket remains unclaimed is that the winners are away and have not heard the news nor checked their ticket.”

Ms Grant said they know as much as anyone else at this stage.

“We checked with Lotto headquarters this morning and the prize has definitely not been claimed as yet.”

THE $6.5 million Lotto win struck by someone presumably in the Gisborne region last weekend has still not been claimed.

But Grant Bros staff remain upbeat that the winner will eventually turn up to claim the massive windfall.

The winning ticket for the draw on Saturday, March 11 was sold by Grant Bros. It shared the First Division prize of $1m with a ticket holder in Southland and scooped up an additional $6m with the correct Powerball number.

“The Invercargill $500,000 prize sold for that draw has not been claimed as yet either,” Grant Bros owner Renee Grant said this morning.

“We are not too nervous about the Gisborne ticket not being claimed yet. We are confident it will eventually surface.

“A lot of our regular customers purchase multi-draw tickets that they only check when they buy their next one.”

Multi-draw tickets can be bought for up to 10 weeks in advance.

“Most of our customers who go that way buy a multi-draw ticket for four to five weeks,” Ms Grant said.

“So hopefully the winners are in that category. An alternative reason the ticket remains unclaimed is that the winners are away and have not heard the news nor checked their ticket.”

Ms Grant said they know as much as anyone else at this stage.

“We checked with Lotto headquarters this morning and the prize has definitely not been claimed as yet.”

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