Large Lotto win remains unclaimed

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A $600,000 strike four prize won from a Lotto ticket purchased at Oamaru Paper Plus remains unclaimed.

The win was announced on Father’s Day, but so far no one has cashed in the ticket.

Oamaru Paper Plus owner Dick Cottier said he would love to see the prize claimed.

“As of late last week, it was still unclaimed, and the Lotteries Commission would contact me when it had been sold,” he said.

The ticket is the first of two sizeable Lotto wins in the region, with $200,000 won from a first division ticket.

Mr Cottier said it was good to see winning tickets being purchased in Oamaru.

“It’s good to see that it was purchased here in Oamaru, but it would be even better if someone in Oamaru was the winner of the money.”

Mr Cottier believes that there is a chance the ticket was bought by a local.

“I think it was and it was given to someone as a Father’s Day gift and they just haven’t emptied out their wallet properly yet.”

Meanwhile, the $200,000 ticket, which was purchased at Lotto ‘n’ Things, has been claimed.

“We had a local person come in and claim the prize which is pleasing to see,” said Lotto ‘n’ Things owner Paul Denny.

People have 12 months from when the winners are announced to claim their prize.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: LINDA MCCARTHY

UNCLAIMED: Oamaru Paper Plus owner Dick Cottier holds the $600,000 strike four Lotto prize purchased on Father’s Day which still remains unclaimed.