A Hamilton man who won a $6.3m Lotto draw has revealed how he managed to select the lucky numbers.
The winner, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he chose the numbers using a method from television programme he watched nearly 10 years ago.
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"In the show they talked about how your birthdate could be used to create lucky numbers. Something about it stuck with me and a couple of months ago I decided to give it a try on my Lotto ticket," he said.
The man, whose winning ticket was purchased in Hamilton, had been playing for roughly a year and dreamed of using any winnings to buy his dream home.
"It's an amazing feeling knowing that I'm not able to buy my own home and help others. That's what's the most exciting thing about this win".
But he didn't initially realise his dreams were about to come true until someone at his work told him there had been a local win and he went to check.
"Honestly I didn't really believe it at first. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, that it was a bit of an optical illusion or something," he said.
He won't be leaving his job anytime soon, saying he is giving it time to all sink it.
His win was made up $6m from Powerball and $333,333 from Lotto.