Christmas Lotto win in Whakatāne

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One lucky Lotto player in Whakatāne has had a Christmas Day to remember after winning $142,857 in the Lotto First Division draw. 

The Bay of Plenty winning ticket was one of seven to share First Division winnings with the winning ticket sold on MyLotto. 

Other winning tickets were brought in Northland, Kaikohe, Hawera, Paraparaumu and two in Wellington.

Powerball was not struck and has therefore rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $17 million. 

Meanwhile, Strike Four has also rolled over tonight and will be $500,000 on Wednesday night.

To round out a night of winning, Lotto’s Triple Dip Christmas promotion with more than 300 extra prizes was also drawn, including one prize of $1 million cash and five All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQCs vehicles.

A lucky player from Levin will be celebrating after winning the top promotion prize of $1 million. The winning $1 million voucher was sold at Levin Mall Lotto in Levin.

The winning Mercedes-Benz EQC voucher numbers and locations are as follows: 

Voucher number




New World New Plymouth

New Plymouth


Waiouru Four Square



Pak N Save Porirua



Kirby's Candies Spark Central





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

All of New Zealand is now in the COVID-19 Protection Framework - otherwise known as the traffic light settings. Lotto NZ counters can open at all traffic light settings providing retailers comply with health and safety guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health.  

Auckland will move to the Orange traffic light setting at 11.59pm on 30 December. As a result, planning and preparation is now underway for Lotto NZ to recommence the live Lotto draw, with the first live draw scheduled to take place on Saturday 8 January 2022. Until then, we will continue using computer generated draws under Audit New Zealand scrutiny for Lotto, Powerball, and Strike. 

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

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