NZ Herald

8 Jun, 2024 11:48 PM3 mins to read

Lotto has revealed the locations of the lucky punters who struck it big in last night’s must-be-won $50 million Powerball draw.

Lotto NZ - Figure 1
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The prize was won by seven tickets as no single ticket had the correct Powerball and First Division Lotto numbers needed to win outright.

The winning tickets were bought at Pak’NSave Wairau Rd in Auckland, Woolworths Metro in Auckland, Royal Oak Mall Lotto in Auckland, Shop Rite Dairy in Hamilton and New World Hastings.

Two players from Auckland bought their tickets on My Lotto.

Another Auckland player, who brought their ticket at Jalaram Dairy, walked away with $600,000 after winning Strike Four.

Earlier, Lotto announced that people can now check their MyLotto tickets online, as all processing from Saturday night’s draw has been completed.

Each of the seven biggest winners will bank $7,180,041 after the prize rolled down to Division two.

The seven lucky ticket-holders had five correct Lotto numbers and a bonus ball along with the Powerball.

The numbers are 22, 35, 10, 30, 21, 37 and bonus ball 5.

The Powerball is 2.

The fourteen players who won a $71,429 share of the First Division were spread out across the country.

Three players from Auckland brought their tickets on My Lotto, as did a player each from Wellington, Hamilton and Gisborne.

Lotto NZ - Figure 2
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Other tickets were bought at Rockys Superette in Auckland, Paper Plus in Mt Maunganui, New World Westend in Rotorua, Woolworths Hastings, New World Rangiora, New World Three Parks in Wanaka, Lumsden Four Square and Fresh Choice Green Island in Dunedin.

“It’s amazing that Powerball rolled down to Second Division and was shared between seven players – it’s fantastic to see more of our lucky players get to experience what it’s like to win,” said Lotto NZ chief executive Jason Delamore.

“This is going to be life-changing, and not only for the lucky winner themselves, as we know winning big has a huge ripple effect.

High demand

Yesterday, Lotto punters were urged to take a screenshot of digital tickets ahead of the anticipated scramble to check results after the must-win $50m draw.

Queues spilled onto the streets and stretched inside malls at Lotto stores around the country as an unprecedented two million tickets were expected to be bought by Kiwis hoping to win the biggest jackpot of the year.

Last night, the MyLotto site was closed due to the high demand to check the results.

Must be won

In a Must Be Won draw, if no one wins Powerball First Division (that means getting all seven numbers correct) the entire jackpot rolls down to the next Powerball division where there are winners.

If there is more than one winner in a Powerball prize division, the prize is split equally between them.

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