The husband and wife from Auckland won $9.1 million in Saturday night’s draw and have already decided that their new-found fortune should go towards helping others. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, are determined to make sure the money lasts so that it will not only transform their lives but also make a difference in the community.
"We've always loved doing random acts of kindness, so that's the first thing we thought of when we realised just how lucky we had become - knowing that we'll be able to use some of our winnings to help change the lives of other people is the most amazing feeling," said the lucky pair after coming forward to collect their prize.
"Every single act is going to be a really special moment - we can't wait to help make other people's lives a little easier."
The husband was at home on Saturday night when the numbers came up and his wife was listening to the radio whilst driving home.
She said: “I heard that someone had won $9 million with Lotto and I thought, 'gosh – wouldn't that be nice', then totally forgot about it. As soon as he stepped inside he handed me the ticket and said 'please check this for me - I must be doing it wrong'."
Having checked the ticket several times together, they realised they had indeed scooped the jackpot, and are now looking forward to doing some good with the money. Lotteries around the world raise money for worthy causes and you can check results from countries across the globe on WorldLottery.net to discover more about the latest jackpots.
It only takes one winning ticket to get the chance to help others with your own random acts of kindness, and you can enter online or by buying from authorised retailers wherever you are.