20 Oct 2008

Reefton abuzz with Lotto speculation

9:34 pm on 20 October 2008

Speculation is hot in Reefton about who might have a share of Lotto's $30 million Powerball jackpot.

Five second division tickets won $6.1 million each on Saturday night: one of these tickets was sold at the Gold Reef Stationers in Reefton.

Owner Vanessa Watson told Morning Report the rumour mill is in overdrive among the population of 1100.

However, she said there was also a chance the person who bought the winning ticket might have been passing through town as a visitor or tourist.