Lotto: Three winners split $1 million, where the winning tickets were sold

  • 20/08/2023

Three lucky Lotto players will be toasting a special win after each winning $333,333 with Lotto first division in Saturday's Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Praters Four Square in Taupō, New World Hokitika in Hokitika, and on MyLotto to a player from Auckland.

Powerball wasn't won and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $5 million. Strike Four has also rolled over to $300,000 on Wednesday.

"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," Lotto said in a statement.

Earlier this week one lucky ticket won Lotto's massive $37 million Powerball draw. It was sold at a local supermarket in Paraparaumu, a small Kāpiti town north of Wellington.

New World Kāpiti owner-operator Ali Young and her husband Clayton got the call from Lotto on Wednesday night.

"It's very, very exciting," Ali said proudly.

"First thing my husband did when he got off the phone was check our ticket, unfortunately not the lucky one," she said.

But they're still celebrating.

"Just knowing that we've sold it to someone here and knowing that one of our team members was actually the person who printed out that ticket," she added.

"It's great for the team, we've all been buzzing."

In a statement on Friday, Lotto confirmed the prize has now been claimed.

Head of corporate communications Lucy Fullarton said Lotto NZ is delighted for the winner and very pleased to have the prize safely claimed.

"We don't have any further details to give at this early stage, but we will have more to share over the next couple of days," she said.