Normal Approximation to Poisson is justified by the Central Limit Theorem. If \(Y\) denotes the number of events occurring in an interval with mean \(\lambda\) and variance \(\lambda\), and \(X_1, X_2,\ldots, X_\ldots\) are independent Poisson random variables with mean 1, then the sum of \(X\)'s is a Poisson random variable with mean \(\lambda\). This site provides analytical description of this fact and includes an example.