Lotto: One ticket wins $37m Powerball draw

One ticket has won Lotto's massive $37 million Powerball draw.

The lucky winner from Paraparaumu has bagged $37.125m, Lotto said in a statement. 

The winning ticket was sold at New World Kāpiti.

The prize is made up of $37 million from Powerball First Division and $125,000 from Lotto First Division.

Wednesday's winner is the 10th Powerball multi-millionaire of 2023, and the win comes almost two months after a $33.5 million Powerball prize was won by a couple from Christchurch.

Seven other lucky Lotto players will also be celebrating after winning $125,000 with Lotto First Division in Wednesday's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at New World Albany in Auckland, Ōrākei Mini Mart in Auckland, Four Square Te Puke in Te Puke, Napier City Pak'NSave in Napier, and on MyLotto to players from Northland and two players from Auckland.

Meanwhile, two lucky Strike players will also be celebrating after each winning $500,000 with Strike Four. The winning Strike tickets were sold at Matata Superfoods in Whakatāne and on MyLotto to a player from Dunedin.

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

Players can phone Lotto NZ on 0800 695 6886 if they want to enquire about the best way to claim a prize.

Alternatively, if you are the Powerball First Division Winner you can also call Lotto NZ Winners' Team on 0800 100 770 if you feel more comfortable speaking directly with someone from the winners' team about the winning process before claiming.