Fitzroy's Piccolo Morso Leipomo staff from the left Bella Rothwell, Louzette Wheeler and Max Smith said customers were excited to hear that a $ 12.5 million Lotto Powerball ticket was sold at New Plymouth.
The streets of New Plymouth had tense news when a $ 1 million Powerball ticket was sold.
Saturday's Saturday Winner list is worth $ 12.5 million, a $ 12 million Powerball division and $ 500,000 from Lotton's first division and was sold at Fitzroy Lotto and Mags.
When the deal was closed on Sunday, the owners were of course well aware that the ticket came from their store, and the news that the victory was bounced over the front panel.
Piccolo Morson Store Assistant Louzette Wheeler said customers were talking about the wind.
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"We want to know who it is because we want us to be," Wheeler met other employees with Bella Rothwell and Max Smith.
He said there were no major catering orders on Sunday morning, but everyone was wondering who the lucky winner was and if they were local.
"We've talked about it because most of us are in this area," Wheeler said.
"I think it would be great if it went to someone from here."
Customer Christine McLeod rejoiced at the lucky winner and hoped it was local.
"It's so exciting," he said.
"I definitely hope it is."
The Euro Deli bakery director Annie Chan said that many of his customers had also talked about a big profit.
"It's good to hear that someone here has won it," Chan said.
"That's great news."
Although Chan had bought his ticket from the store, he was not the winner, but said he would try to skepticily try next week.
Alex Sutton also bought his ticket from a lucky store, and even though he had come to a blanket, he hoped that the winnings would remain in the area.
"I bought a ticket there yesterday, about lunchtime, but it was not a good thing to check it out," Sutton said.
"I hope the city is good."
TAB's employee Marie Pirikahu said that customers were curious about the fortunate winner's identity.
"I would think that it is local, absolutely," Pirikahu said.
"If I see the face of an extra smiley around me, I know who it is. I wonder if they still know yet?"
Pirikahu estimates that a big win is likely to increase ticket sales.
"Probably I can buy my ticket next week."
Another Lotto player who bought his ticket to Paper Plus Whakatane also celebrates after the first division of Lotto $ 500,000.
By contrast, Strike Four went around an average of $ 500,000.
The Lottery advises anyone buying their ticket from one of the winning stores to write their name on the back of the shop and immediately check it out at any Lotto store, mylotto.co.nz or the Lotto NZ Ticket Market App.
Players can call Lotto NZ at 0800 695 6886 if they want to inquire about the best possible prize.