A lucky Christchurch person has won the $22.5 million Lotto jackpot tonight - the largest prize won by a single player in 12 months.
The winning ticket for the Powerball First Division was bought at MyLotto store in Christchurch.
The winning ticket is made up of $22m from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.
Tonight's winner is the fifth Powerball winner of 2021, and they're taking home the largest Powerball prize won by a single player in 12 months.
In February 2020's historic $50m Must Be Won draw, two players split the mammoth $50m jackpot, each taking home $25.1m.
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One other Lotto player from Lower Hutt will also be celebrating after winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division tonight. The winning Lotto ticket was sold at Stellin Street Store in Lower Hutt.
Strike Four was also won tonight by a player from Auckland, who took home $600,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Ashley Ave Superette.