10 Jan 2014

Tararua lucky place to win lotto

6:24 pm on 10 January 2014

The Lotteries Commission says per head of population, the Tararua region won the most prize money last year.

A couple from Dannevirke won $14.1 million dollars in April, which means on average locals won $867.58 per capita.

Auckland's Waitemata and Gulf area won the second most money per person with winnings averaging $475.26 per capita.

More than $411 million in prize money was won last year.

The commission says it has increased the amount given to the Lottery Grants Board to $201.8 million.