Lucky lotto player takes $6.8m

Probably even happier than the people in this stock photo. Photo / iStock
Probably even happier than the people in this stock photo. Photo / iStock

One lucky Lotto player will have woken up $6.8 million dollars richer today with the jackpot struck last night.

The winning ticket was sold at Take Note Ohakune and was made up of $6.5 million from Powerball first division and $333,333 from Lotto first division.

It is the third Powerball win in under a month. In January a family from Timaru won $7 million with Powerball first division. The lucky winners slept with their winning ticket until they were able to claim their windfall at Lotto NZ's Auckland office.

Three weeks ago, a couple from Hamilton also won Powerball first division and took home $7.5 million on the last Lotto draw of 2015.

Two other Lotto players from Pukekohe and Dargaville also won $333,333 last night. The winning Lotto tickets were sold at Pak N Save Pukekohe and Dargaville Four Square.

Strike Four was also struck last night, with a player from Raetihi and Wellington each taking home $200,000. The winning tickets were sold at Pricecutter Four Square Raetihi and Countdown Kilbirnie in Wellington.

Anyone who bought their ticket from the any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet, online at or through the Lotto NZ ticket-checker app.

Players can phone Lotto on 0800 695 6886 if they want to enquire about the best way to claim a prize.

- NZ Herald

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