Lotto: Otago player wins $8.25 million, three other punters claim $250,000 – where winning tickets were sold

  • 10/12/2023

A lucky Lotto player from Otago has received an early Christmas present after winning $8.25 million with Powerball First Division on Saturday night.  

The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player from Central Otago. 

The prize is made up of $8 million from Powerball First Division and $250,000 from Lotto First Division.  

The winning numbers were 4, 16, 22, 24, 27 and 30. The bonus ball was 5 and powerball was 5. 

Saturday night's winner was the eighteenth Powerball multi-millionaire of 2023, and the win comes just weeks after a $8.3 million Powerball prize was won by a couple in Whakatāne. The couple are looking forward to helping the future generations with their win. 

Three other lucky players will also be celebrating after each winning $250,000 with Lotto First Division. The winning tickets were sold at Woolworths Newtown in Wellington and on MyLotto to players from Napier and Carterton. 

One lucky Strike player will also be waking up happy on Sunday morning after winning $300,000 with Strike Four. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Victory on the Spot in Nelson.  

Meanwhile, 15 lucky players will be celebrating an extra special weekend after each winning $17,723 with Lotto Second Division on Saturday night. One lucky player also won Powerball Second Division, taking their total winnings to $35,096. 

The winning Powerball Second Division ticket was sold at Bay View Four Square in Napier. The winning Second Division tickets were sold at stores in Auckland, Hamilton, Gisborne, Napier, Whanganui, Foxton, Upper Hutt and Christchurch.  

Lotto: Otago player wins $8.25 million, three other punters claim $250,000 – where winning tickets were sold
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"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.  

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