The Powerball was struck in Saturday’s Lotto draw and left one lucky Lotto player with a fortune of $21 million.
In addition to the Powerball’s $20 million prizes, a single ticket holder has also claimed Division One’s $1 million prize.
One of the tickets was bought on MyLotto by a player from Auckland.
In the case of Strike Four, the prize was not won and will go to the jackpot on Wednesday night.
The powerball winning numbers are 12, 16, 19, 25, 29 and 36. As for the Bonus Ball and Power Ball, each are 35 and 3.
After Wednesday’s draw failed, the Powerball jackpot reached $20 million.
An Auckland player won $17.2m in late December as the last big Powerball win
Victoria Street Lotto & Newsagency in Auckland sold the winning ticket. The prize was comprised of $17 million from the Powerball First Division and $200,000 from the Lotto First Division.
During the city’s alert level 4 lockdown in August, a young woman from Auckland became an overnight millionaire by pocketing $11.5m.
She told the Herald that she initially thought her prize was just $11,500, even after seeing an email from Lotto the morning after the draw.
“It was unbelievable, my sister and I just screamed in the car,” the unnamed woman said.
Even though Lotto NZ announced its two big wins in Auckland earlier this month, the Waikato District took the title of “luckiest” region for winning its games in 2021.
A family in P*keno won $42.2m in October, the second-largest prize in Lotto NZ’s 34-year history. The district has become the “lucky” district of New Zealand.
As a result of winning the Powerball such a large prize, Waikato locals won on average $842.19 per capita, more than $100 more than the second luckiest region.
We’ll be able to support local businesses and help out the kids as well – we love where we live and we’re looking forward to being able to help out,” said the lucky winner.
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