Winners Stories

Lucky couple buzzing after Strike Four win

A lucky couple are so excited they’ve barely slept a wink since winning $608,230 with Strike Four last weekend.

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Takaka couple literally jump for joy after winning $7 million

A Takaka couple have learnt never to doubt a woman’s intuition after winning over $7 million with Big Wednesday this week.

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Dream of home ownership now a reality for New Plymouth Lotto winner

A New Plymouth woman’s dream of owning her own home is set to become a reality after winning $250,000 with Lotto First Division.

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Christchurch man to build dream home following $1 million Lotto win

Christchurch has a new millionaire – and he has his long-time lucky numbers to thank for his $1 million Lotto First Division win.

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Tauranga MyLotto player wins Winning Wheel


MyLotto player couldn’t believe her eyes when she received an email from MyLotto with news of her Winning Wheel win.

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Quick decision bags Auckland man $1 million

A spur of the moment purchase has left an Auckland man $1 million richer after winning Lotto First Division on Saturday night.

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London’s just the ticket for Te Kuiti Strike Four winners

A Te Kuiti couple are packing their bags and going on the trip of a lifetime after picking up a $150,000 prize with Strike Four.

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Feast of Bluff oysters and chips to celebrate Lotto win

An Invercargill woman is the latest in a string of Southlanders to win big with Lotto after taking home $250,000 with Lotto First Division last weekend.

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Wellington man discovers $250,000 reasons to check old Lotto tickets

It’s better late than never for a Wellington man who realised he’d won $250,000 with Lotto First Division – one month after the winning draw.

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$5 million Powerball prize claimed in Christchurch

Stop looking Christchurch – the winner of Lotto Powerball’s $5 million jackpot has claimed their prize.

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Christchurch women win $50,000 with Instant Kiwi

Lady luck was shining on three Christchurch women who scratched their way to a $50,000 prize with Instant Kiwi.

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Papamoa Beach woman’s lucky feeling pays off

A lucky feeling left woman from Papamoa Beach $200,000 better off after winning a share of Lotto First Division on Saturday’s live Lotto draw.

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Eric Rush helps rugby fan score big with Strike Four

An avid Kaikohe rugby fan is thanking his lucky charm Eric Rush, after winning $438,433 with Strike Four on Saturday’s live Lotto draw.

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$8.6 million, and would you like fries with that?

How do you celebrate if you’ve just won $8.6 million? According to the lucky winners of Kaikoura’s $8.6 million Big Wednesday prize, a happy meal at McDonalds will do just fine.

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New Plymouth woman spreads joy after $1 million Lotto win

Taranaki has a new millionaire after a New Plymouth woman claimed a $1 million prize she won with Lotto’s Christmas Promotion.

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It’s ‘Win’-ganui as Two Locals Get Lucky with Lotto

Whanganui is home to New Zealand’s newest Lotto millionaire, while another resident is also counting his lucky stars after landing a top cash prize with Instant Kiwi.

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Luck of the Irish for Stratford Instant Kiwi winner

A woman from Stratford is thanking her Irish roots after winning $50,000 on an Instant Kiwi ‘Lucky Horseshoes’ ticket.

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New Year Treasures for Two Hawkes Bay Winners

Two Hawkes Bay residents are celebrating a happy new year in very different ways, after major wins with Lotto and Instant Kiwi.

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Rumbling stomach leads Dunedin couple to Lotto win

Following your gut has a new meaning for a Dunedin couple who won $500,000 with Lotto First Division on a ticket purchased while picking up a snack to appease a growling stomach.

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Lotto win leaves Nelson couple mortgage-free at 22

A young couple from Nelson can’t stop laughing after winning $500,000 with Lotto’s Christmas promotion – a win that will enable them to buy their first home mortgage-free at just 22 years old.

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Travel on the horizon for Alexandra Lotto winner

An Alexandra woman is dusting off her passport and planning overseas holidays after winning $500,000 with Lotto’s Christmas promotion.

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Christmas gift wins Taupo couple $1 million with Lotto

A couple from Taupo unwrapped a very generous present this Christmas when a Lotto ticket they received as a gift won them $1 million with Lotto First Division.

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Lunchtime luck for Tauranga syndicate

A lunch break turned into a lucky break, with a Lotto ticket purchased at lunchtime bagging a Tauranga syndicate a $333,333 share of Lotto First Division.

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Ashburton winner pockets $10,000 with Lotto’s Text to Win promotion

After a fantastic response to our Text to Win promotion on the live Lotto draw on Saturday, our lucky winner has been drawn.

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Strike winner off to Disneyland

It’s a small world after all for a Rotorua woman who is taking her family to Disneyland after winning $169,762 with Lotto Strike.

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Thanks for everything – here’s a BMW

A Waitara woman received a very generous gift this festive season – an Instant Kiwi ticket that won her a BMW 1 Series Convertible.

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Mosgiel mates dumbfounded by $666,000 win

A couple of mates from Mosgiel are still shaking after winning $666,667 with Lotto First Division last week.

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Dad surprising family with Stacks of Cash this Christmas

A Palmerston North man is planning a Christmas surprise for his children after scratching his way to $250,000 on a Stacks of Cash Instant Kiwi ticket.

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Christmas just got merrier for West Auckland family

A West Auckland family has a very merry Christmas ahead of them after unwrapping a $685,000 prize with Lotto Strike Four over the weekend.

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Tauranga fisherman reels in the big one

A Tauranga fisherman will be telling the story of the one that didn’t get away after hooking a $685,000 win with Lotto Strike Four over the weekend.

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Methven woman “dumbstruck” by $142,000 Lotto win

A Methven woman is left stunned after winning $142,857 with Lotto First Division earlier this month.

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MyLotto $500,000 First Division win for Porirua syndicate

A work syndicate of 13 from Porirua are over the moon with their Lotto First Division win last Saturday, walking away with $500,000 to share.

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$10.6 million reasons to celebrate for Auckland man

A change in habit and a bit of luck have left an Auckland man celebrating after winning $10.6 million with Lotto Powerball First Division on Saturday.

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Featherston woman speechless after Lotto win

A Featherston woman has been left speechless after discovering she’d won $333,333 with Lotto First Division.

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Lucky numbers come up for Hastings man

A Hastings man is $500,000 richer after winning Lotto First Division with his lucky numbers late last month.

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Winning a family affair for Auckland Lotto winner

A family from Mangere East are busy writing their wish lists after winning $500,000 with Lotto First division on Saturday.

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Store owners lucky charm for Whitianga Lotto winner

The long-time owners of Paper Plus Whitianga have turned out to be lucky charms for a local woman, who won over $333,000 with Lotto First Division last Saturday – 20-plus years after winning Lotto Second Division with a ticket bought from the same owners.

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Winners are grinners in Rotorua

A Rotorua man is smiling all the way to the bank after winning $100,000 on Instant Kiwi’s Texas Hold ‘em ticket.

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Lucky Bird Poo Leads to Lotto Win

There’s an old saying that having a bird poo on your head is lucky – and this turned out to be very true for a Kaiapoi woman, who won over $343,000 with a share of Lotto’s $1 million First Division prize last Saturday.

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$22.6 million knocking at the door

A knock at the door changed a Christchurch local’s life when the unexpected visitors from Lotto New Zealand revealed that he was sitting on a ticket worth $22.6 million – and he had no idea.

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Christmas Comes Early for Gore Woman With $75,000 Win

A young woman from Gore is a step closer to her dream of owning a farm thanks to a $75,000 win with an Instant Kiwi Christmas Crossword.

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Million Dollar Holiday Lotto Win Discovery for Christchurch Man

Christchurch has a new millionaire, as a local man discovered on the last day of his holiday that he had won $1 million with Lotto First Division.

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Christchurch locals keep winning, but where’s the golden ticket?

Two Christchurch locals have collected big this week from playing Lotto and Keno, but the search continues to find the winner of the $22.6 million Big Wednesday jackpot.

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Powerball’s $33 Million Prize Claimed

A self-proclaimed “westie” from Auckland has come forward to claim the largest ever individual Powerball prize of $33 million.

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No Monday Blues for Lower Hutt Work Syndicate after Lotto Win

A woman from Lower Hutt made her workmates’ day when she told them that their syndicate of four had won $250,000 in First Division Lotto – just one week after buying their first ticket.

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Christchurch player wins $22.6 million with Big Wednesday

Big Wednesday’s big jackpot of $22.6 million has been won by a lucky Christchurch resident.

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Father’s Day present ‘deals’ Taupo man $100K prize

A man from Taupo was delighted to receive a Father’s Day present that turned out to be worth $100,000, when his son bought him an Instant Kiwi ticket.

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A Northland man’s Mexican Siesta leads him to the Emerald Isles

A man from Kaikohe is heading on a long-awaited trip to Ireland after winning $75,000 on a ‘Mexican Siesta’ Instant Kiwi ticket.

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Winning happens in Christchurch as two locals land instant riches

Christchurch is continuing its lucky Lotto streak, as two more locals have uncovered life-changing wins when playing Instant Kiwi.

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Napier woman Strikes it Lucky with $180,000 win

It’s ‘home and away’ as a woman from Napier wins $180,000 and makes plans to do up her house and embark on the globetrotting adventures of her dreams.

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Double First Division win for Tauranga Lotto store

Two Tauranga locals are each $250,000 richer after winning First Division Lotto on Saturday – and both bought their tickets from the same store.

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Whakatane pensioner can sleep easy after $165,000 Bullseye win

A 72-year-old Whakatane man will soon be sleeping like a log in a comfy new electric bed, thanks to winning $165,000 with Bullseye.

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Winter windfall for Whangarei Strike winner

It has been a winning winter for a lucky Lotto Strike player in Whangarei, who has won $1.2 million.

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Hastings woman plans to spend $250,000 Lotto win wisely

 A woman from Hastings couldn’t believe her eyes on Saturday as she watched the live Lotto draw and realised she had the six winning numbers needed to scoop the First Division prize of $250,000.

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Reefton luck continues as retired man wins $2 million Lotto prize

A retired man has become the latest Reefton resident to scoop the Lotto First Division jackpot.

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Trip of a lifetime for Rakaia Huts Lotto winner

A lucky Rakaia Huts resident is $500,000 richer after winning Lotto’s First Division. The winner is now planning a trip of a lifetime to Canada and Alaska, which they’ve dreamed about for years.

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Dunedin hairdresser turns $1 into $20,000 after ticket mix-up

A lucky hairdresser from Dunedin won $20,000 on her second-ever Keno game after being sold the wrong ticket.

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His and her engagement rings for Instant Kiwi winner

A woman from Hastings went on a celebratory shopping spree after winning $40,000 on the Grape Escape Instant Kiwi ticket – and decided to treat her fiancé to a special engagement ring to match her own.

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Lotto winner’s new smile

A retired man from Upper Hutt is smiling from ear to ear after winning $500,000 with Lotto’s First Division.

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Auckland woman overjoyed with Indian Splendour ticket win

An Auckland woman is overjoyed after winning $75,000 on Instant Kiwi’s Indian Splendour ticket. She is planning on putting the money towards clearing her mortgage and a family holiday to Australia.

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Tauranga family feel stress-free after Strike win

A Tauranga family are elated after winning $479,069 on Lotto Strike last Saturday. The winners bought their lucky ticket on MyLotto, NZ Lotteries online channel and are looking forward to living a stress-free life.

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Local resident continues Dannevirke’s Lotto luck

Another Dannevirke resident is celebrating after winning Lotto’s First Division last Saturday and scooping $250,000. They are the tenth person from the town to win a major NZ Lotteries prize.

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Rotorua farm worker rakes in $333,333 with Lotto win

A Rotorua-based farm worker is still in shock after raking in $333,333 in last week’s Lotto draw.

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Upper Hutt couple have the lucky touch on Instant Kiwi

A couple from Upper Hutt have won the jackpot prize of $100,000 on Instant Kiwi’s Space Invader ticket. The husband and wife have the lucky touch when it comes to Instant Kiwi and have won over $100,000 in top prizes in the past on different tickets.

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Lotto luck strikes twice for Nelson-based couple

A Nelson-based couple couldn’t believe their luck on Saturday when they realised they had won a Lotto First Division prize for the second-time in four years.

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Hamilton tradesman hits the Bullseye after listening to his mum

A Hamilton tradesman, who hit the Bullseye jackpot, winning himself $165,000, is grateful to his mum who reminded him to purchase a ticket for the draw.

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Prizes from out of this world - two $100,000 wins on Space Invaders game

A young man from Wellington and an Auckland couple are counting their lucky stars after both winning the top $100,000 prize on Instant Kiwi’s Space Invaders ticket.

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MyLotto Players Hit the Mother Lode

MyLotto players have hit the ‘mother lode’  in the last two weeks, taking home three of the top 10 prizes in Lotto’s Mother’s Day promotion, as well as a Bullseye ‘Must Be Won’ prize of $410,000.

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Karmic Payout of $7 Million for Lotto Player

A young woman from Christchurch is a great believer in karma after winning $7 million with Lotto Powerball on the weekend.

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Lotto Millionaire in the Fast Lane

There will no slowing a car-loving Whangarei couple down, after they won $1 million with Lotto First Division on the weekend.

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‘Bucking Tradition’ Pays Up for Gisborne Family

It’s not uncommon for Lotto players to be superstitious and follow the same ticket-buying routine every week – but for a Powerball-winning Gisborne family, the payout for ‘bucking tradition’ was $6.3 million. 

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Blenheim’s Mysterious Multi-millionaire Claims Prize

Three weeks after winning $10.8 million with Lotto Powerball First Division, a Blenheim family has now claimed their prize. 

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Ruawai local wins Lotto First Division

A Ruawai local’s Easter was made sweeter by winning a $500,000 share of Lotto First Division on the weekend. 

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Bullseye Winner In Auckland is on target with $325,000 Win

A regular Bullseye player in Auckland was right on target last weekend when he scooped a $325,000 Bullseye First Division prize.

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Flurry of Instant Kiwi Winners around the Country

It’s been a good fortnight for Instant Kiwi players around the country with a flurry of top prizes won across a range of games.

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Real Deja Vu For Scratchie Winner

An Auckland woman had a real sense of déjà vu when she won $100,000 on an Instant Kiwi ticket this week.

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Gold Rush In Hokitika – Powerball Winners Collect

The recent run of luck in Hokitika has resulted in a local family increasing their bank balance to the tune of $15.7 million.

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New Kitchen For Bullseye Winner’s Mum

A Hamilton local can barely believe his luck after winning $410,000 with a Second Division winning ticket on last night’s ‘must be won’ Bullseye draw.

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Eighteen Year Old Has an “Endless Summer” Thanks to Instant Kiwi

An eighteen year old has had an ‘Endless Summer’ this month, after winning a $40,000 top prize on an Instant Kiwi ticket

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$1 million and Baby on Board

On Friday, Auckland couple Olivia and Brent were struck by the overwhelming joy and financial worry of finding out they were having a baby.

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Couple Win $750,000 After Rummage In Handbag

The contents of a woman’s handbag is often an enigma, however for one Wellington husband and wife, rummaging in the dark abyss was worth it, after they found a Strike ticket worth three-quarters of a million dollars.

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Lotto Win Written In Stars For Christchurch Octogenarian

An octogenarian from Rangiora says her $500,000 Lotto First Division win this week was written in the stars recently – but the astrological advice for her today is not to spend up large!

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Last-minute Lotto Ticket Wins Battlers $15 Million

A couple were told at two outlets they were too late to get a Lotto ticket before chancing upon a store still open and buying their ticket – that ticket turned out to be a $15 million Big Wednesday winner.

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Million Dollar Cyber-Gran

A MyLotto player from Invercargill won $1 million with Lotto this weekend, making her a million dollar grandma today.

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Kiwi Bloke’s Missed Haircut Results in $27 million Win

A Tauranga man in his twenties, who describes himself as a “typical kiwi bloke”, has today claimed the $27 million Big Wednesday First Division prize package.

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Lotto Introduces New Zealand’s Most Eligible Bachelor

A young, single man from Te Kauwhata has become New Zealand’s most eligible bachelor after winning $26 million with Lotto Powerball on the weekend – the third biggest individual prize in NZ Lotteries’ history.

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