'Shocked' Lotto winner staying silent

Last night's Lotto jackpot will be shared between two winning ticketholders. Photo / Star Canterbury
Last night's Lotto jackpot will be shared between two winning ticketholders. Photo / Star Canterbury

There is excitement in Dannevirke this morning where one of last night's two winning Powerball tickets was sold, winning $17.6 million.

"Just spoke to a shocked winner", read a tweet from NZ Lotteries.

"They bought their ticket in Dannevirke. They have asked for privacy so no more info."

The town's New World supermarket owner Gary Hassler says it is a big deal for the store and the town. He thinks it will be difficult for the winner to keep the secret if they are local.

- NEWSTALK ZB, NZ HERALD STAFF

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