$17.1 million Powerball win for Lotto player

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A lucky Powerball player from Twizel will be finishing the year with a bang after winning $17.1 million with Powerball First Division in last night’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at The Market Store in Twizel and is made up of $17 million from Powerball First Division and $166,667 from Lotto First Division.

This win rounds out an incredible year of luck, with 16 lucky Kiwis becoming overnight multi-millionaires with Powerball First Division in 2019.

Five other Lotto players also won $166,667 with Lotto First Division on Saturday night. The winning Lotto tickets were sold at Pak N Save Silverdale – Silverdale, MyLotto – Auckland, Royal Oak Mall Lotto – Auckland, Countdown Otorohanga – Otorohanga, and Mosgiel New World – Mosgiel.

Strike Four rolled over last night and will be $400,000 on Wednesday night.

Twelve Lotto players will have extra reason to celebrate this New Year’s Eve after each winning $29,961 with Lotto Second Division in Saturday night’s live Lotto draw.

One lucky player also won Powerball Second Division, taking their total winnings to $54,387. The winning Powerball Second Division ticket was sold at Fresh For Less in Auckland.

The winning Second Division tickets were sold at MyLotto (x3) – Auckland, Fresh For Less (+PB) – Auckland, New World Stonefields – Auckland, Waihi Beach Four Square - Waihi Beach, New World Waihi – Waihi, New World Turangi – Turangi, Mahia Beach Store - Mahia Beach, Centre Food Store – Porirua, Alexandra New World – Alexandra, and Windsor New World – Invercargill.

It has been a night of winning, with more than 300 extra prizes also drawn last night with Lotto’s Triple Dip Christmas promotion – including a top prize of $1 million. The $1 million winning promotion voucher was sold at Countdown Dinsdale in Hamilton.

Five other lucky Lotto players will be driving away with a Jaguar I-PACE All Electric SUV with Lotto’s Triple Dip Christmas promotion. The winning Jaguar I-PACE voucher numbers and locations are as follows:

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New World Hastings

The full results of Lotto’s Triple Dip Christmas promotion are available on

Anyone who bought their ticket from the above stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet, online at or through the Lotto NZ ticket-checker app.

Players can phone Lotto on 0800 695 6886 if they want to enquire about the best way to claim a prize.


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