An Auckland Lotto player has struck big in the game's historic 2000th draw on Saturday night.
One lucky player - who purchased their ticket at Pakuranga Lotto - wakes up this morning $5 million richer.
The windfall is made up of $4 million from Powerball First Division and $1 million from Lotto First Division.
The win comes just days after Powerball was struck for the fifth time in September alone.
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Three players from Auckland and two players from Christchurch scored big with Powerball last month, taking home a total of $32.8 million between them.
Strike Four was also won on Saturday night by a player from Auckland, who took home $200,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Valentines Stationers in Auckland.