One player wins record $44 million Powerball prize

09 November 2016

One lucky Powerball player has just won a life-changing $44 million with Powerball in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

In tonight’s record-breaking Must Be Won draw, one lucky player from Dairy Flat, north of Auckland, won Powerball First Division outright to take home the jackpot.

The winning ticket was sold at Dairy Flat Food Mart and Liquor.

“With the largest jackpot ever on offer in New Zealand, Kiwis had even more to play for this week,” said Emilia Mazur, Lotto NZ’s General Manager Corporate Communications.

“People love to imagine what they would do if they won Powerball and now one lucky player is about to find out.”

14 other Lotto players in will also be celebrating tonight after winning a $66,667 share of Lotto First Division. The winning tickets were sold at the following stores:



Eastridge Lotto


Mangere Stationery and Post


Maskell Lotto and Convenience


MyLotto (x3)


Paper Plus Sylvia Park


Riverside Dairy


Paper Plus Te Awamutu

Te Awamutu

Z Wairoa


Napier Food Mart


Paper Plus Masterton


Countdown New Brighton




The Strike jackpot was won by one lucky player who takes home $358,175. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Royal Oak Mall Lotto in Auckland.

More than 2.3 million tickets were entered into tonight’s Lotto draw.

“Lotto exists to generate money for Kiwi communities – it’s why we’re here. Every Lotto ticket bought helps provide essential support to over 3,000 community organisations every year,” said Ms Mazur.

“Thanks to Lotto players, last year $204 million was returned to help make good things happen in our communities.”

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet or online at

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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