The $15million Big Wednesday was sold in Hastings at Caltex Station on Karamu Rd.
the Caltex Station also sold the second division-winning ticket - presumably to the same person.
Lotto spokeswoman Victoria Barton-Chapple said it had been an exciting run, as the jackpot had been rolling over since September 12, when a Tauranga man in his twenties won $27 million.
Ms Barton-Chapple said interest had become increasingly high as the jackpot grew.
"It's been running for a long time and we've just been waiting and waiting for it to go and tonight it's finally happened," she said.
"Obviously we don't know at this stage whether the winner is a local or someone passing through - it could be someone on holiday."
The jackpot is one of the biggest to be won by a single Big Wednesday winner in recent years.