6 Oct 2009

Couple claim $22m Powerball prize

3:00 pm on 6 October 2009

The winners of the country's largest ever Lotto Powerball jackpot prize have claimed their winnings at New Zealand Lotteries' offices in Wellington.

The winning ticket, worth more than $22 million - $22,434,379, to be precise - was bought at the Manukau Pak 'n' Save last Saturday by a couple who wish to remain anonymous.

They say they'll keep working while they decide their future plans, but they do intend to donate some of their winnings to charity, starting with the tsunami relief effort in Samoa.