One Powerball player wins $10 million

10 December 2016

Powerball’s winning streak continues tonight with a player from Auckland winning $10 million with Powerball First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player in Auckland and is made up of $10 million from Powerball First Division and $166,667 from Lotto First Division.

This is the third Powerball win in recent weeks, following on from wins in November by a player from Whangarei, who won $5.5 million, and a young couple from the Hibiscus Coast in Auckland, who won $44 million – the largest prize ever won in New Zealand.

Five other Lotto players also won $166,667 each tonight. The winning Lotto tickets were sold at Patels Foodmarket in Whangarei (x2), MyLotto to a player in Bay of Plenty, MyLotto to a player in Canterbury and Paper Plus Dunedin in Dunedin.

Strike Four was also won tonight by a player in Invercargill who takes home $122,434. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Elles Rd New World in Invercargill.  

Every ticket bought for tonight’s Lotto draw will help support the people of Kaikoura/Hurunui and the Marlborough regions, with all profits from tonight’s draw going towards helping those affected by the recent earthquake.

Lotto New Zealand’s Christmas promotion begins tomorrow. All Lotto Triple Dip tickets bought between Sunday 11 December and 7.30pm Saturday 31 December are in the draw to win 200 extra prizes, including $1 million cash, nine BMW X1 sDrive vehicles and 190 prizes of $10,000 cash for travel.

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, online at or through the Lotto NZ ticket-checker app.

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

Visit Lotto New Zealand’s media centre for more information and photos:


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