Lotto: New Plymouth player wins $7.3 million with Powerball

It was a big night on Wednesday for one lucky Lotto player who has won $7.3 million.

The winning ticket was sold at The Store Westown in New Plymouth, and is made up of $7 million from Powerball first division and $333,333 from Lotto first division.

Lotto is asking anyone who purchased their ticket at The Store Westown to check it at any outlet, online at MyLotto or through the Lotto phone app. All Lotto outlets are now back open after lockdown, with health and safety protocols in place.

Wednesday night was also a good one for two players from the Manawatu-Whanganui and Gisborne regions. They each won $333,333 in first division, without the Powerball.

Strike Four rolled over and will sit at $300,000 on Saturday.

After being closed during the lockdown, Lotto has extended the claim period for winning paper tickets that expired between March 26 and May 13. Those players have until June 4 to claim their winnings.

Powerball was struck just two weeks ago, with a Hamilton couple taking home a whopping $10.3 million. They are planning to use the money to do up a beloved old car, pay off their mortgage and help those in need.

The biggest amount won so far this year is $25.1 million. Two players won this in February when the mega $50 million draw was split.