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Auckland musician, 20, wins $5million in Lotto Jackpot

by Katherin Vos (2020-08-31)

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A man who won a massive $5million in the lottery has revealed how he'll be spending his cash - trying to launch a hit music career.

The lucky Auckland man aged in his 20s said it was his first time buying a lottery ticket, so hadn't been expecting to scoop the huge cash prize.

He snagged the $5million in the record $50million Lotto jackpot on Saturday.  

The lucky Auckland man aged in his 20s said it was his first time purchasing a lottery ticket (stock image)

The musician said he wanted to purchase a new guitar and hopefully record a new album with his winning money. 

'I still can't believe this happened. This win will set me up for life and gives me so many opportunities for the future,' he told 'I really want to buy a new guitar, or maybe even two.'

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The fortunate winner also said he may also enter the property market and snap up some houses to start a profitable portfolio.

Lotto NZ revealed that ten people won the first division prize pool of $5million. 

'We are absolutely thrilled for all of them,' the company's head of communications Marie Winfield said. 

The musician said he wanted to purchase a new guitar and ruay hopefully record a new album with his winning money (stock image)



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