13 Apr 2011

Second Lotto winner yet to claim $17.7m prize

6:45 pm on 13 April 2011

The second winner of last weekend's Powerball jackpot has not yet come forward to claim their share of the prize.

Last Saturday's record $35 million Lotto jackpot was won by two people in Dannevirke and Hamilton. Each won $17.7 million.

A spokesperson from New Zealand Lotteries says it is still waiting to hear from the person who purchased the winning Hamilton ticket.

Karen Jones says it is unusual for a winner to take this long to get in contact after the draw.

Ms Jones says the ticket was purchased at the Take Note Dinsdale store, and the winner has a year to come forward - otherwise the money goes into a prize-reserve fund.