Store plans celebration after selling $12m ticket

Published date24 June 2022
Publication titleBay of Plenty Times
Halfway Store co-owner, Sophie Sang, said she woke to a call from her husband to tell her the news

“What did you say?” she recalled saying to him. She checked online and saw that it was true.

The ticket won $12.25 million with Powerball first division in Wednesday’s draw.

The prize is made up of $12m from Powerball First Division and $250,000 from Lotto First Division.

Sang said it was “amazing” and “unbelievable” as this was the family store’s biggest ticket win and even got their children excited.

Sang said the news was also great for the city which hadn’t had a big Powerball win in...

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