Otorohanga named the country's 'luckiest' city for lotto in 2016

Publish Date
Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 11:52AM

If you're looking at that overseas trip, new house or car and don't have the right amount of cash yet, maybe purchase your next lotto ticket from Otorohanga. The Waikato district was named the country's "luckiest" area for 2016.

On average Otorohanga District residents won about $1526 per capita, almost $600 more than the second most prosperous area (Auckland's Rodney Ward).

A ticket sold in the small coastal town of Kawhia in July helped Otorohanga reach top spot when it proved to be a $13.3m Powerball winner.

A Te Awamutu man also helped boost the statistics, when he won big with a ticket from the Oparau Roadhouse.