A lucky Lotto Powerball player has walked away with an eye-watering $10.5 million in Wednesday night’s draw.
The winning numbers were: 1, 2, 23, 25, 30, and 31. The bonus ball was 3 and the Powerball was 1.
The winning ticket was sold online via MyLotto to a player from Auckland.
The prize is made up of $10m from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.
Another player will also be celebrating after winning $500,000 in First Division. That winning ticket was purchased at New Plymouth’s Motorua Four Square.
Eight other players scooped up $27,775 with Lotto Second Division.
An Auckland couple won an $8.5 million Powerball jackpot a little over two weeks ago. Wednesday night’s winner becomes the fourth multi-millionaire Powerball player of 2023.
Another recent winner, who pocketed more than $4 million after winning Lotto’s Powerball First Division, initially thought she had only won $4000.
The woman checked her ticket on Sunday a few weeks ago but it wasn’t until later in the day, after getting her great-niece to check the ticket, that she realised she had won the big prize.
“I logged in and checked my ticket and noticed all the numbers line up. But to be honest, I thought it said ‘$4000′, not four million!” the woman said, in disbelief.
The woman purchased the winning ticket online and in total won $4.3 million.
She had family staying with her at the time and had spent the day looking at photos on a computer and visiting a park.
“While we were at the park, I asked my niece to double-check my ticket,” she said.
It was then the woman realised her mistake, with her niece confirming she had won the big prize.
“I couldn’t believe it was actually four million! I said, ‘Are you sure?’”