Lotto win for Waihi player

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Two lucky Lotto players will be celebrating a mid-week windfall after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division.

The winning tickets were sold at Paper Plus Waihi & Toyworld in Waihi and Ahuriri Four Square in Napier.

"Powerball was not struck and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $20 million," says a Lotto spokesperson.

"Meanwhile, a lucky Strike player will also be celebrating after winning $600,000 with Strike Four. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Te Kauwhata Foodmarket in Te Kauwhata."

Auckland is currently at Alert Level 3. Lotto NZ counters in Auckland that are located in stores that offer essential services are allowed to open at Alert Level 3 should they choose to.

The rest of the country is currently at Alert Level 2. Lotto NZ counters outside the Auckland region are open and will continue to follow the Government’s health and safety guidelines.

The live Lotto draws are unable to take place while Auckland remains in Alert Level 3. During this time, we will continue using computer generated draws for Lotto, Powerball, and Strike.  

To find out about the draws, claiming prizes and Lotto NZ’s response to COVID-19, visit


People who bought their ticket from any of the above stores should write their name on the back of their ticket and check it as soon as possible in-store at any Lotto store, online at or through the Lotto NZ App.


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