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Two players share $50 million Powerball prize

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Two lucky players from Auckland have won a $25.1 million share of last night’s record-breaking $50 million Powerball jackpot.

The lucky players won Powerball First Division outright to take home a $25.1 million share of the historic jackpot.

The winning tickets were sold at Countdown Manukau City Mall in Auckland and on MyLotto to a player from Auckland. Each prize is made up of $25 million from Powerball First Division and $111,111 from Lotto First Division.

“Kiwis all over the country have been dreaming what they would do if they won Powerball and now two lucky players are about to find out. The champagne is on ice and we are ready to celebrate with New Zealand’s newest big winners,” says Lotto NZ’s Head of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility Marie Winfield.

Seven other Lotto players will also be celebrating tonight after winning a $111,111 share of Lotto First Division. The winning tickets were sold at the following stores:

Store

Location

Tai Ping

Auckland

MyLotto

Auckland

Greerton Lotto

Tauranga

Greenmeadows New World

Napier

Levin New World

Levin

On the Spot Tapanui

Tapanui

Balclutha Bookshop Paper Plus

Balclutha

But the winning doesn’t stop there. In Saturday night’s Strike Must Be Won Draw, the $1 million jackpot was shared by three players who each take home $333,333.

The winning Strike tickets were sold at Blagdon Four Square in New Plymouth, Milton Night n Day in Milton and on MyLotto to a player from Auckland.

While winners around the country are celebrating following last night’s draw, community groups around New Zealand will also be seeing the benefit.

“Lotto NZ exists to generate essential funding for Kiwi communities – it’s why we’re here. With 100 percent of Lotto NZ’s profits helping support over 3,000 good causes around the country, every ticket bought helps make a real difference in Kiwi communities,” says Marie.

Thirty-nine Lotto players win Second Division

Thirty-nine Lotto players will be enjoying a boost to their bank account after each winning $26,117 with Lotto Second Division in last night’s live Lotto draw.

Eight lucky players also won Powerball Second Division, taking their total winnings to $35,771.

The winning Powerball Second Division tickets were sold at New World Regent in Whangarei, Greerton Lotto in Tauranga (X2), Taradale Four Square in Napier, Village Post Temuka in Temuka and on MyLotto to players from Auckland (X2).

The winning Second Division tickets were sold at the following stores:

Store

Location

MyLotto

Northland

Paihia Four Square

Paihia

New World Regent (+PB)

Whangarei

Whau Valley Dairy

Whangarei

New World Warkworth

Warkworth

Salisbury Superette

Auckland

Eden Foods (St Heliers)

Auckland

MyLotto (x4) (+PB x2)

Auckland

Meg Star

Auckland

Woodward Dairy

Auckland

Whitcoulls St Lukes

Auckland

Countdown Airport (+PB)

Auckland

Pak N Save Sylvia Park

Auckland

MyLotto

Waikato

Greerton Lotto (x2) (+PB x2)

Tauranga

Napier City Pak N Save

Napier

Taradale Four Square (+PB)

Napier

Four Square Patea

Patea

SuperValue Whanganui

Whanganui

Waipawa Four Square

Waipawa

New World Feilding

Feilding

Inner City Post & Lotto

Palmerston North

Eastside Foodmarket and Lotto

Porirua

Bedford Superette

Porirua

MyLotto

Wellington

New World Newlands

Wellington

Whitcoulls Lambton Quay

Wellington

Pak N Save Richmond

Nelson

MyLotto

Canterbury

Village Post Temuka (+PB)

Temuka

Wigram New World

Christchurch

Waimate New World

Waimate

New World Three Parks

Wanaka

Pak n Save Queenstown

Queenstown

Collingwood Foodcentre

Invercargill

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