The winning Papamoa Lotto player has come forward, claiming their $500,000.

Wednesday's ticket was sold at Pak'nSave in Papamoa.

A spokeswoman for Lotto confirmed the prize had been claimed.

Another lucky punter from Whangarei took away $5.5m in Powerball first division.

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Papamoa Pak'nSave Lotto supervisor Gloria Goepel said this week's win was exciting with the last win in the store only a few months ago.

A $1 million winning ticket was won at Papamoa Pak'nSave on September 21, 2016.