| 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."