Couple win lotto on way to have baby

| 09.06,09. 03:20 PM |


Couple win lotto on way to have baby

June 09, 2009 11:25am

THE birth of their baby is one of two reasons a Wellington couple will always remember today's date.

The other is they claimed their share of a first division Lotto win.

The couple made a quick stop into the New Zealand Lotteries office this morning on their way to hospital for the delivery of their second child this afternoon.

They had won a $NZ250,000 ($A198,168) share of the first division prize at the weekend and were understandably in a bit of a hurry to sort the unexpected paperwork, Lotteries spokeswoman Roz Sheerin said.

"This is certainly going to be a day we'll never forget," the husband said.

The couple said that, like other young families, they had a mortgage and debts, and it would be a relief to pay them off.

"With baby number two on the way today we're down to one income again so the money has come at a perfect time for us," the husband said.

The proud father told New Zealand's The Dominion Post from his wife's hospital room that nothing, not even winning Lotto, compared to being a father for the second time in two years.

"I'm just stoked that everything went fine and the baby's come out healthy. That's the best you could hope for."

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