Auckland, Palmerston North Lotto players share $1 million, two claim $150k - here's where the winning tickets were sold

Three North Island Lotto players will be waking up over $300,000 richer on Sunday morning after winning First Division on Saturday night.

Three lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Palmerston North each won $333,333 with First Division. 

The winning tickets were sold at Clendon Postshop Lotto and Roscommon Superette in Auckland, and Awapuni Four Square in Palmerston North.

Powerball was not struck on Saturday evening and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $12 million.

Meanwhile, two Strike players from Palmerston North and Balclutha will also be celebrating after each winning $150,000 with Strike Four. 

The winning Strike tickets were sold at New World Broadway in Palmerston North and Balclutha Bookshop in Balclutha.

"Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above stores should check their ticket as soon as possible in-store or through the MyLotto App," Lotto said.  

Lotto is holding a special draw on Saturday to help people and communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. 

"For this special draw, we're doubling our usual community contribution, so that half of all ticket sales - or 50 cents from every dollar spent on Lotto, Powerball or Strike - will support those affected," Lotto said.

"Tickets for the special draw can be bought now, and we encourage players who wish to buy a ticket to get in early - this means picking up a ticket before draw day, or early on the day to avoid the busiest times both in-store and online. 

"We also want to remind customers to dream a lot and play only a little. The special draw supports a great cause, but it only takes one ticket to win and show your support."

Kiwis can find out more about the special draw here.