Lotto: One player wins $1 million, another claims $700k - here's where the winning tickets were sold

Two Lotto players will be waking up richer on Thursday morning after both winning big on Wednesday night's draw. 

A lucky Auckland Lotto player will be celebrating a midweek windfall after winning $1 million with First Division on Wednesday. 

Lotto said the winning ticket was sold at Countdown Manukau in Auckland.

Powerball was not struck on Wednesday evening and rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $6 million.

Meanwhile, one lucky Strike player from Lower Hutt will also be celebrating after winning $700,000 with Strike Four. 

The winning Strike ticket was sold at Moera Corner Dairy and Lotto in Lower Hutt.

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

It comes eight days after the massive $33.5m Powerball was struck but the winner has still yet to come forward and claim the life-changing money. 

The winning ticket was sold at Merivale Mall's Fresh Choice supermarket in Christchurch, with Lotto's head of communications Lucy Fullarton confirming to AM on Wednesday the shopper had yet to claim their prize.

Fullarton said if it got to the point in 12 months' time that still, no one had come forward, then the money would go back to the community. 

"As you probably know, 100 percent of our profits are distributed back to the community, so any unclaimed prizes go into a special fund and then ultimately are distributed back," she said. 

"But it's only a tiny, tiny fraction that goes unclaimed and we've never had a big Powerball prize go unclaimed. We've always found the winner." 

She told AM Lotto's seen a couple of instances of big Powerball winners not coming forward to claim their life-changing money after a couple of weeks. 

But revealed it would get to a point where Lotto would start "actively" searching for the winner. 

"So back in 2013, actually also in Christchurch, there was a $22 million winner who didn't claim and we did manage to find him," she said.

"Our CEO turned up on his doorstep and just politely suggested he check his Lotto ticket, so that was a bit of a surprise for him but yes, after a couple of weeks we do start actively looking for people."