Mistake a winner for customer
New owner of Lytton West Post and Lotto, Caro Whiteman, got a thrill on Wednesday night when she learned she had sold a second division Lotto prize, just four weeks after taking over the business.
In a twist of fate the $18,000 prize was won by a man who had actually asked for a ticket for Saturday's draw, and received one for the Wednesday draw by mistake.
“I'm so new to the business world, let alone Lotto, so it was really exciting to sell the second division winner,” Caro said.
“The man who won had absolutely no idea he had won, because he thought the ticket was for Saturday's draw.
“He asked for a Saturday ticket, but I gave him a Wednesday one by mistake. But it turned out lucky for him.
“When we checked the ticket and he found he had won, it blew him away, and me too.”