While the big $22.2 million Lotto Powerball prize went to a lucky punter in Ashburton last night, Rotorua didn't entirely miss out with a winning first division ticket sold in the city.

A ticket sold at New World Westend pulled in a cool $200,000 - one of five winning tickets around the country.

Other winning first division tickets were sold at Sunnybrae Superette in Auckland, Thorndon New World in Wellington and Windsor Stationery & Lotto in Invercargill.

The golden ticket for the enormous prize in last night's Powerball draw was sold on the MyLotto website, and is made up of $22m from Powerball First Division and $200,000 from Lotto First Division.

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It is the largest Powerball prize won this year and it's the fourth time the top Powerball prize has been won in 2016. It is also the biggest win from a ticket purchased online, surpassing a Hokitika family's $15.7m in 2013.

The prize jackpotted to $22m after Wednesday night.

It ranks as the seventh-biggest Lotto win in New Zealand.