Powerball win puts Gisborne in top 10 of Lotto’s luckiest

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GISBORNE was the 10th luckiest district in the country to buy a Lotto ticket in 2017.

A $6.5 million Powerball win in March last year cemented the district’s place out of 78 districts nationwide.

The ticket was bought from Grant Bros and the identity of the winner and whether they live in this region has never been revealed.

South Wairarapa took the No.1 spot with an average win per capita of $2119.96 — almost $1000 more than the second luckiest region.

Gisborne’s win rate per capita was $203.80.

South Wairarapa includes Martinborough, Greytown and Featherston, and has a population of 9528.

It was propelled into the luckiest top spot after a family syndicate’s $19.1 million Powerball win in November.

The ticket was bought in Greytown.

Central Otago was the second luckiest district, thanks in large part to an $18.2 million win in February from a ticket bought online.

Thames-Coromandel was third, courtesy of a Thames couple who claimed a $27.3 million Powerball prize in May, the fifth-largest Powerball prize in Lotto New Zealand history.

Rounding out the top 10 spots were Taupo, Rodney, Tauranga, Franklin, Timaru, Waitomo and Gisborne.

The first Lotto draw in New Zealand was held in August 1987.

GISBORNE was the 10th luckiest district in the country to buy a Lotto ticket in 2017.

A $6.5 million Powerball win in March last year cemented the district’s place out of 78 districts nationwide.

The ticket was bought from Grant Bros and the identity of the winner and whether they live in this region has never been revealed.

South Wairarapa took the No.1 spot with an average win per capita of $2119.96 — almost $1000 more than the second luckiest region.

Gisborne’s win rate per capita was $203.80.

South Wairarapa includes Martinborough, Greytown and Featherston, and has a population of 9528.

It was propelled into the luckiest top spot after a family syndicate’s $19.1 million Powerball win in November.

The ticket was bought in Greytown.

Central Otago was the second luckiest district, thanks in large part to an $18.2 million win in February from a ticket bought online.

Thames-Coromandel was third, courtesy of a Thames couple who claimed a $27.3 million Powerball prize in May, the fifth-largest Powerball prize in Lotto New Zealand history.

Rounding out the top 10 spots were Taupo, Rodney, Tauranga, Franklin, Timaru, Waitomo and Gisborne.

The first Lotto draw in New Zealand was held in August 1987.

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