A Dunedin grandmother got a little more than she bargained
for this week when she bought a red capsicum from her local
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, used the $1 change
she received from buying the vegetable, to buy a Tic Tac Togs
Instant Kiwi ticket on her way out of the supermarket, and
She scratched the ticket next to the kiosk, and initially had
no idea how much she had won.
''I kept counting the number of zeros on the prize amounts
and thought there were only two $10,000 prizes and the other
prize total was $1000,'' she said.
''I took it straight over to the counter and told the girl
that I thought I'd won something.''
The winner said she usually bought a couple of Instant Kiwi
tickets when she got paid on Thursdays, but this was a
Wednesday, so her purchase and her win were quite unexpected.
''I keep thinking that if I hadn't popped in for a red
capsicum then I would never have had this money or this great
feeling,'' she said.
The woman has bought a few pre-Christmas treats, but plans to
save most of the money until she has had time to think about
what to spend it on.
''I'd love to take a big trip in the new year, so I'll put
some of the winnings towards that,'' she said.
There are still five prizes of $10,000 remaining on $1
Instant Kiwi Tic Tac Togs tickets.