A couple from Auckland had a roller-coaster weekend which ended with them a lot richer.
Paul and Lucy went out on dinner to celebrate her birthday on Friday, 8 July; Paul used the opportunity to propose to Lucy. Lucy, who had a premonition she would win the lottery, stopped at a store the next day to purchase Powerball tickets. They awoke to thick smoke as fire damaged their home.
They sat on their damage home watching the lotto draw on the telly as their entry won $142,857 in Lotto first division. They have more than enough to get their fire-damaged home renovated!