A lucky Whangarei Lotto player is $5.5million richer after winning Lotto's Powerball First Division last night.

The winning ticket was sold at Sunnyside Foodmarket in Whangarei and is made up of $5 million from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.

This win comes just a week after a young couple from the Hibiscus Coast in Auckland won $44million with Powerball First Division on Wednesday - the largest prize ever won in New Zealand.

Another Lotto player from Papamoa also won $500,000 last night.


Meanwhile, Strike Four rolled over tonight and will be $200,000 on Saturday.

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet, online at MyLotto.co.nz or through the Lotto NZ ticket-checker app.