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Lotto celebrates its 2000th draw tonight. Photo / Brett Phibbs

Lotto NZ celebrates its 2000th draw tonight, more than 33 years since the first was held on August 1, 1987, hosted by Doug Harvey and Ann Wilson. Since then, more than $4.3 billion has been scooped by winners of Lotto's first division, in Powerball, and Strike games. Tonight, $4 million is up for grabs with Powerball.