Lotto quake draw raises $2.7m

5:04 pm on 11 December 2016

A special Lotto draw to raise funds for earthquake relief in Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough has raised $2.7 million.

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne directed Lotto New Zealand to hold the draw last night.

The money will be distributed by the Lottery Grants Board.

The government has given a $7.5m support package for business owners affected by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit on 14 November, to provide those employees and employers with a guaranteed income of $500 a week for a maximum of eight weeks.

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