The winners of last night's $13.3 million Lotto draw are "'good local people," according to a south Dunedin store owner.

The Lotto ticket for last night's draw was bought by regular customers at South Dunedin Night 'n Day, and the winners popped in this morning to confirm they were now millionaires, owner Murray Devereux said.

"They thought they had the winning ticket last night, but they weren't 100% sure," he said.

Devereux greeted them with a bottle of bubbles.


The ticket was made up of $13 million from Powerball first division and $333,333 from Lotto first division.

The win follows on from last month's historic $40 million Powerball draw where three players from Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Dunedin took home $13.3 million each.

Two other Lotto players from around the country also won $333,333 each tonight. These winning Lotto tickets were sold at New World Merrilands in New Plymouth and Countdown Botany in Auckland.

A Strike player from Auckland will also be celebrating tonight after winning $200,000 with strike four. This ticket was sold at the Albany Pak'nSave in Auckland.

Devereux said, incredibly, this was the third first-division winner sold at the store since he and wife Katie took over the business in the middle of April.

The other first division winners won half a million each and they had also sold a $2 scratchie worth a cool $20,000.

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"It's a pretty good feeling and it's massive for the community. The only thing I hope is that it's a local who's won the money."

He said the store's reputation as a lucky Lotto shop could only be good for business.

Last night, he and his wife celebrated with a bottle of Moet.