Wanting to set out on an African safari? A trip to the Bahamas? Or maybe you have your eye on a new car? Well if you purchased a Lotto ticket for Saturday's draw, you have a chance of making that a reality. Saturday night was a $16 million draw for Powerball - a staggering amount that can change someone's life. So what numbers could help you get there? Saturday's numbers were: 5, 13, 22, 24, 4, and 28. The bonus ball was 6. The Powerball was 6. Saturday's $16 million prize money comes after more than a month with no first division winners.The last big win was on June 15, with one lucky punter pocketing over $10 million. The largest win in the country's history was in 2016, when a young couple from the Hibiscus Coast bagged $44 million. Earlier this year Unichem Stortford Lodge Pharmacy in Hastings was confirmed to be the luckiest place in the country to buy a ticket, selling 47 winners. That was followed by Richmond Night n Day in Nelson, with 34 winning tickets to its name. The … [Read more...] about Lotto: Are you $16 million richer?
‘The canvas grinned in helplessness before me. The spell was broken. The sickly inhibitions rolled away. I seized the largest brush and fell upon my victim with berserk fury. I have never felt any awe of a canvas since.” So wrote Winston Churchill about his experience learning to paint at Hoe Farm near Godalming in rural Surrey, which is now available to rent. Though Churchill is known throughout the world as a leader, orator and wartime prime minister, his career as a prolific painter is somewhat less familiar. From fighting on the beaches to painting them with oils on canvas, Churchill cultivated many talents before dying at the age of 90. Yet he came to painting quite late, at the age of 40,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Live in the house where Winston Churchill learned to paint
KiwiSaver has been helping us save for retirement since 2007, but a nice nest egg isn't the only thing it can be used for. The retirement scheme, which has 2.8 million members, has four very specific options for if people want to withdraw before they turn 65. Kiwis running out of time for Government KiwiSaver top-up More than 1 million KiwiSavers missing out on free cash KiwiSaver: Doing it wrong like throwing away a winning Lotto ticket Newshub looked into why you may want or need to take your money out of KiwiSaver. Purchasing your first home Perhaps the most well-known option, KiwiSavers can be drained of everything up to the last $1000 to purchase a first home. Prospective buyers must have been in the scheme for at least three years before making any withdrawals. You may even get a bit of a top-up from the Government too with the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant, which can contribute up to $10,000 to a deposit on a new home - depending on how long you've been contributing … [Read more...] about KiwiSaver: Four reasons you could withdraw before retirement
It's finally the weekend, which means we're ready to sit down on the sofa and not move for a good few hours. If you plan to accompany your sofa sitting with a takeaway treat, Pizza Hut have just announced that they're offering everyone 50% off. You'll need to spend at least £15 to get the half price discount, although that does include free delivery. Sadly only available online and not in Pizza Hut restaurants, the half price deal is automatically applied at the checkout once you've reached the £15 total, but it works on everything from pizza, to drinks, to sides, dips and desserts. There's no word on when the offer will last until, after being spotted by bargain hunters on deals forum Hot UK Deals. Whilst Hot UK Deals users originally noticed a 50% off a £20 spend offer, it later materialised that there's also a 50% off £15 spends offer running at exactly the same time. If Pizza Hut isn't your pizza takeaway of choice, there's plenty of deals elsewhere in the … [Read more...] about Pizza Hut is giving everyone 50% off their next order
It's taking far too long to prosecute predatory payday loan companies, budgeting experts say. The Commerce Commission has launched action against two outfits in the past week - Pretty Penny and Moola. Tim Barnett, chief executive of FinCap, says the first complaints against Moola were laid four years ago. "The delay is excessive... it takes much too long," he told The AM Show on Friday. "In the meantime - as we know from the budgeting services on the ground - individual people suffer immense harm as a result of that." Backlash to Kris Faafoi's proposed law limiting loan sharks' grip FinCap represents budgeting and financial capability services around New Zealand, with support from the Ministry of Social Development. Barnett is urging the Government to introduce a cap on interest rates that can be charged. "I think they're out to make a big profit, and I think the profit comes before the needs of the people who come to them," said Barnett. "I think they're promoting a product … [Read more...] about Prosecuting predatory lenders takes too long