They were the lone winner of the First Division prize.
Lotto had to try and track a couple of winners down after they didn't realise they'd struck the jackpot.
This year is one for the books - and 2020 has also made history when it comes to lucky Lotto winners.
"We have so many thoughts swirling around in our heads – it doesn’t feel real yet."
Time to fill your bank account for some Boxing Day deals.
An inquiry into the draw has been launched.
"Next time I'll listen to my daughter when she tells me to check my ticket!"
There were also winners in Ashburton, Kaiapoi and Christchurch.
Strike was also not won.