Monday, February 24, 2014

Store Owner's Lottery Premonition Comes True

The store owner who sold the New Zealand Powerball ticket that won Saturday's $26 million jackpot said he'd been hoping to sell a winning ticket and had a premonition his dream was about to come true.

Nilesh Shaw, who owns the Willie Wonka store, near the Auckland waterfront, said, "I felt like this week was going to be the lucky week."

Shaw is now hoping that the winner will return to the shop so that he can offer his congratulations.

Saturday's $26 million Jackpot was the first division one win of the year and the sixth largest prize in New Zealand Lotto history.