$40k prize won in Clyde

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

A Clyde woman is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter col­lect­ing a top prize of $40,000 on a Slice of Par­adise crossword In­stant Kiwi ticket. But the win­ning doesn’t stop there for this win­ner, who also won $1000 with the same game just three days be­fore hit­ting the jack­pot. ‘‘I reg­u­larly buy a $3 Slice of Par­adise ticket and it was pretty amaz­ing to win $1000 – let alone to win $40,000 three days later,’’ the win­ner said. ‘‘The team at Clyde Four Square, where I bought the win­ning tick­ets, were re­ally ex­cited about my wins – the next time I vis­ited, they had their ‘win­ning store’ posters up and ev­ery­one was buzzing,’’ the win­ner, who wishes to re­main anony­mous, said. The own­ers of Clyde Four Square, Michael and Judy, are over the moon about their cus­tomer’s good for­tune. ‘‘It puts us on such a high – it’s hard to be­lieve two big prizes were sold at our store so close to­gether, let alone to the same per­son,’’ Michael said. ‘‘We’ve been telling every­body how lucky we’ve been and it makes them think ‘oh, we might give it a go our­selves’, which is great.’’ The store is on a win­ning streak, hav­ing also re­cently sold a win­ning Bulls­eye ticket which net­ted $10,000 for a lucky lo­cal.

Photo: JOHN EDENS/FAIR­FAX NZ

Pricey: A view of Queen­stown and The Re­mark­ables.

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