A number of Northlanders will be having a pleasant start to the new year with 12 tickets sold in the region winning cash in Lotto's Christmas Promotion and two others sold in the region winning Lotto Second Division.

Tickets sold at Awanui Junction Dairy and Tony's Stationery and Lotto in Maungaturoto were among 25 nationally that each won $14,763 in Lotto's Second Division draw on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the Lotteries Commission ran a Christmas Promotion, with more than $5 million of prizes, including a $1 million first prize, two of $500,000, three car and boat packages, four luxury Audi cars and cash prizes of $20,000 and $10,000 on offer.

A ticket sold in Whangarei, with the voucher number 828559, and another sold in Dargaville, with the number 1378745, each won their holders $20,000 in the Christmas draw.


Another 10 tickets sold in Northland - voucher numbers 448564, 516020, 659112, 839414, 1045595, 1291088, 1379705, 1443056, 1549571, 1623088 - each won $10,000 prizes.

Meanwhile, the Lotto Powerball jackpot will hit an estimated $11 million this Saturday.