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New Zealand Toddler, 3, Becomes Bonus Bonds Millionaire

He's the youngest winner to date...

30/09/2016 12:58 | Updated 30 September 2016

A New Zealand toddler has become a millionaire after scooping the top prize in a Bonus Bonds monthly draw.

The three-year-old is now NZ$1,000,000 better off ($726,600; £560,700) thanks to a modest NZ$250 investment made by his uncle when he was born.

“My husband was literally pumping the air when he was on the phone,” the boy’s mother, from Christchurch, told the New Zealand Herald.

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“As soon as he got off and told me, we were running around, so thrilled. It was definitely a jump-up-and-down moment.

“We always thought our boy was really special, he was born on Christmas Day, which is quite unique. And now he’s the youngest Bonus Bonds winner to date.”

The prize will remain in the care of the little boy’s parents until he turns seven. 

The oldest million-dollar Bonus Bonds winner is 92-years-old, NZ Stuff reports.

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