One lucky Kawerau resident has a life changing Lotto ticket in their glovebox, drawer or wallet.

A $50,000 ticket bought at Ballantrae Four Square in Kawerau for the May 11 draw has yet to be claimed, and Lotto is urging anyone who has bought a ticket there to get it checked. The ticket won Strike Four matching the first four numbers of the evening's draw.

The player has 12 months to claim their prize.

Lotto spokeswoman Emilia Mazur said players should write their name and address on the back of the ticket and check it at a local Lotto outlet, online at MyLotto.co.nz, or through the Lotto NZ ticket-checking App. There are 36 major unclaimed Lotto prizes around the country, including an $800,000 ticket bought from Pak'nSave Pukekohe, and four $500,000 prizes bought in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North and Dunedin.

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A $22 million prize was won by an Ashburton couple in April - the biggest windfall of the year.

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