Lotto's first division prize split six ways

Six Lotto players from around the country will be celebrating Thursday morning, having woken up considerably richer.

They each took home more than $166,667 after picking Wednesday night's first division numbers, minus the Powerball.

Three tickets were sold on My Lotto - two in Auckland and one in Northland - with the others coming from Rotorua, Te Kuiti and Timaru. 

Strike Four and the Powerball prize weren't won, rising to $300,000 and $8 million respectively on Saturday.

The winning numbers were 6, 11, 12, 15, 17 and 22. The Powerball was 8, the Bonus ball 39. Strike was 17, 15, 22 and 11.