Lotto $50m Powerball: Young Auckland family claims their massive jackpot

The $50m Powerball draw was split in two.
The $50m Powerball draw was split in two. Photo credit: File

A young family from Auckland has claimed the second of the incredible $25.1 million prizes from Saturday's $50m Lotto Powerball draw.

The family was the second of two Powerball First Division winners on Saturday, splitting Lotto's largest-ever jackpot with a mother from Hawke's Bay - who claimed her prize on Tuesday.

In disbelief, the winner said they initially thought they'd won $25,000 before realising they'd won $25.1m.

"It's still hard to believe - things like this don't happen to people like us," the winner said.

The unnamed winner bought their ticket on the MyLotto app.

"When I saw it was $50 million and had to be won, I knew we had to grab a ticket."

The winner received an email from Lotto on Sunday but didn't think much of it.

"I watched as the numbers were circled on my ticket one by one. Then some quite large numbers popped up across the top. I must have shouted pretty loud when I saw them as my Dad came running in," the winner said.

After celebrating the win with a family pizza night, the prize was officially confirmed by Lotto NZ on Wednesday.

"We want to pay off the mortgage and a few other bits and pieces, but we've not really thought further than that.

"There'll be some nice little treats along the way I'm sure," the winner said.

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