A lucky punter in Gisborne struck the jackpot in tonight's Lotto Powerball draw.

A $6.5 million ticket was sold at Grant Bros on Gladstone Rd in Gisborne, a prize that was made up of $6m from Powerball first division and $500,000 from Lotto first division.

Another Lotto player won $500,000 tonight with a ticket bought at Collingwood Foodcentre in Invercargill.

A $116,000 ticket was also sold at the Greerton Lotto in Tauranga.

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It is the second time in three weeks that the top Powerball prize has been won. Last month's winners from Auckland and Christchurch won $3.8m each. Lotto said in a statement that they were looking forward to paying off their mortgages and helping out friends and family with their winnings.