22 Sep 2017

Ten women claim $3 million each in Lotto syndicate

From Checkpoint, 5:27 pm on 22 September 2017

The winners of a $30 million Lotto prize plan to celebrate properly by holidaying together next year on the anniversary of the draw.

The 10 winning women have each contributed $2 a week to the syndicate for the past five years. 

The former dental colleagues all travelled to Auckland yesterday to claim their $3m each in prize money.

One of the winners, Tina, said she "absolutely" wanted to continue working. 

"I work for a dental practice in Taupō and I am working about three days a week at present, and I did say I'd drop a day."

"I work with a great bunch of people and I don't want to lose those threads, you know. I want to stay in the workforce and keep those lovely friendships alive." 

However, she said the first thing she wanted to spend her winnings on was a trip to New Orleans.