The Winning Experience
Have you ever imagined how it would feel to be a big Lotto New Zealand winner? Well, for those lucky players whose dream becomes a reality, we have some tips. This guide provides sound, easy-to-understand advice on how to deal with an unexpected windfall – both in the short term and long term.
The book has been put together in consultation with some of New Zealand's top financial advisers. However, please note that you should always take your own professional advice in respect of your own circumstances.
The book also gives useful pointers on how to deal with the initial shock of a win, such as who you should tell about your good fortune. It is very important to think about this carefully as soon as you find out about your win. Most of our winners tell their families. Some tell their work-mates. Some have been happy to tell the media about their good fortune. But you don't have to tell anyone if you don't want to. However, remember that the wider the circle of people you do tell (including your family), the greater the chances are of the media finding out about your win.
If you're in any doubt about what you should do, don't hesitate to contact Lotto New Zealand on 0800 695 6886. We are here to help you through this amazing experience. We welcome our big winners to claim in person at our Auckland offices – we already have the champagne on ice!