Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Zealand Powerball Jackpot Scooped by a Couple of Rugby Fans

An anonymous couple from Feilding in North Island, New Zealand, claimed Saturday's AUD$ 7.2 million New Zealand Powerball jackpot earlier this week and told lottery officials they'd been so captivated by  the Saturday night All Blacks v South Africa rugby game they failed to realize the size of their prize.

The man said he "quickly checked the ticket" and switched back to the rugby.

"He didn't say a word, so I figured we hadn't had any luck," his wife added.

Even when the realization finally hit them it came as such a shock they re-checked their ticket several times.

News of the win came as a big surprise to their children as well, and one of them was especially eager to assist with the claims process.

"My daughter offered me her bank account to put it in," the wife said.