After an absence of several months, Lotto is once again available in Blockhouse Bay. NZ Post Shop owners Prakash and Jaini Patel have successfully negotiated for the franchise, and it is now part of their stable of services available.
The Patels have lived in the Bay with their two children since 2009; their son now studies at Auckland University, and their daughter is in her first year at Avondale College.
Since purchasing the Blockhouse Bay Post Shop in 2016, Prakash and Jaini have steadily increased the services they provide in-store. Along with postal services, international parcels, car registrations and NZTA transactions, the business also offers photo developing, passport photos, key cutting, and a Western Union agency, as well as stationery and greeting cards. They are also now a dry-cleaning agent.
With the arrival of Lotto, the shop now has new opening hours:
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 5.30pm; Lotto till 7.30pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm; Lotto till 7.30pm
The Patels are very happy to be able to offer Lotto to the community once more, and with the added bonus that customers can also choose their own lucky numbers.