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Lotto player in Tauranga wins $10.3million

The Lotto player in Tauranga has won $10.3m after taking out Powerball. Photo: File.

A Tauranga Lotto player has won $10.3 million, taking out both Powerball and First Division on Saturday night.

The player, who purchased their winning ticket online, is the 19th person to win Powerball in 2021.

Two other people, from Lower Hutt and Christchurch, also won First Division, taking home $333,333 each. The tickets were sold at Hutt City New World in Lower Hutt and at New World Ilam in Christchurch.

Strike was also won, with someone who purchased their ticket in the Otago town of Palmerston winning $200,000.

Eighteen lucky Lotto players will be celebrating this weekend after each winning $15,642 with Lotto Second Division in Saturday night's Lotto draw.

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

Countdown Orewa

Orewa

Manisha Superette

Auckland

MyLotto (x4)

Auckland

New World Papakura

Papakura

Tuakau Supervalue

Tuakau

MyLotto

Waikato

Pak N Save Tauriko

Tauranga

Fordlands Four Square

Rotorua

Countdown Fairy Springs

Rotorua

Greenmeadows New World

Napier

MyLotto

Manawatu - Whanganui

Gorgeous Goose Cakes & Lotto

Wellington

MyLotto

Wellington

MyLotto (x2)

Canterbury

Auckland remains in Alert Level 3 – Step 2. Lotto NZ stores in these areas can open at this Alert Level should they choose to, provided they follow the Ministry of Health’s health and safety guidelines.

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

The live Lotto draws are unable to take place under the current Alert Level restrictions in Auckland. During this time, computer generated draws for Lotto, Powerball, and Strike will continue to be used.  

To find out about the draws, claiming prizes and Lotto NZ’s response to COVID-19, visit http://www.MyLotto.co.nz/covid-19

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

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

Powerball wins in 2021

Date 

Prize 

Store 

Location 

2 January

$2.8 million

The Market Store

Twizel

$2.8 million

Fresh Choice Te Anau

Te Anau

6 January

$4.5 million

Te Aroha Supermarket

Te Aroha

20 January

$8.5 million

Western Heights Foodmarket

Rotorua

27 February

$22.5 million

MyLotto

Christchurch

13 March

$8.25 million

Paper Plus Matamata

Matamata

20 March

$5.2 million

Hornby Mall Lotto

Christchurch

24 March

$4.25 million

MyLotto

Northland

17 April

$14.25 million

MyLotto

Auckland

8 May

$12.3 million

Hylite Dairy

Auckland

5 June

$16.5 million

MyLotto

Hamilton

26 June

$13 million

New World Merrilands

New Plymouth

24 July

$17.16 million

West City Lotto

Auckland

31 July

$5.3 million

MyLotto

Ashburton

21 August

$11.5 million

MyLotto

Auckland

20 October

$42.2 million

Countdown Pokeno

Pokeno

30 October

$6.3 million

New World Southmall

Auckland

3 November

$4.3 million

Kapiti Knitting and Lotto

Paraparaumu

20 November

$10.3 million

MyLotto

Tauranga

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