The winner of the country's sixth-biggest Lotto prize has yet
to claim the prize, three days after the $26.2 million
jackpot was struck.
The store where the ticket was sold - Willy Wonka in
Westfield Downtown, Auckland - has been outfitted with
promotional material by Lotto in a bid to find the lucky
Stores that sold winning tickets were normally given a
special stand which would include the actual winning ticket -
so potential punters could see what a winner looked like.
"Obviously the winner hasn't come forward yet though so we
don't have the actual ticket, so we've got a placeholder in
there just asking customers, 'Do you have a ticket? Is it
yours? Check your ticket'," spokeswoman Emilia Mazur said.
She said it was normal for winners to wait a few days before
Most people claimed their prize within a week, she said.
"People have got different reasons."
Some regular players waited until they bought their next
ticket to check their previous one, while others needed to
time to come to terms with a windfall win, she said.