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Central Otago man claims $22.3 million Powerball prize

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

A young man from Central Otago has come forward and claimed the largest Powerball prize ever won in the South Island. More >>

$9.83 Million Powerball prize winner in Mt Maunganui

Sunday, 9 June 2013, 11:41 am | New Zealand Lotteries

A new location for Lotto’s live draw has proved lucky for a Powerball player in Mt Maunganui who won $9.83 million on tonight’s Lotto draw. The winning ticket was sold at Mt Paper Power in Mt Maunganui. More >>

Karmic Payout of $7 Million for Lotto Player

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

A young woman from Christchurch is a great believer in karma after winning $7 million with Lotto Powerball on the weekend. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought her ticket on the spur of the moment last week, “as I was just feeling a little ... More >>

‘Bucking Tradition’ Pays Up for Gisborne Family

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

It’s not uncommon for Lotto players to be superstitious and follow the same ticket-buying routine every week – but for a Powerball-winning Gisborne family, the payout for ‘bucking tradition’ was $6.3 million. More >>

Blenheim’s Mysterious Multi-millionaires Claim Prize

Monday, 8 April 2013, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

Three weeks after winning $10.8 million with Lotto Powerball First Division, a Blenheim family has now claimed their prize. It’s not usual for big winners to take so long to officially claim their prize, but the close-knit family wanted to consult financial ... More >>

Two Lotto First Division Winners Unwrapping Cash For Easter

Sunday, 31 March 2013, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

Two Lotto players from Ruawai and Albany will be unwrapping cash for Easter after each winning $500,000 with tonight’s Lotto First Division. The winning Lotto tickets were sold at Ruawai Four Square in Ruawai and Highway Convenience Store in Albany. More >>

Big Wednesday Jackpots to Second-Biggest Prize Ever

Thursday, 9 August 2012, 9:59 am | New Zealand Lotteries

Following last night’s draw, Big Wednesday has jackpotted to a massive $16 million – making it the second-biggest prize for the mid-week game since it started in 2005. More >>

Big Wednesday Winners Looking for Olympic Gold

Friday, 23 March 2012, 11:15 am | New Zealand Lotteries

An Auckland family might be winging their way to the London Olympics thanks to winning Big Wednesday’s top prize of $11.4 million. More >>

A Lotta Wins For Lotto Second Division

Monday, 19 March 2012, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

There were an amazing thirty-six Division Two Lotto winners around the country this weekend, although 12 of them were won by one person in a remarkable case of history repeating itself, says NZ Lotteries’ Chief Executive, Wayne Pickup. More >>

Scratch & Wed

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 11:40 am | New Zealand Lotteries

A Hamilton couple are getting married after 28 years together following their windfall of $50,000 after winning the top prize on Instant Kiwi’s new Cash in a Beat ticket. More >>

Tararua Luckiest District In 2011

Monday, 16 January 2012, 11:01 am | New Zealand Lotteries

The North Island district of Tararua has claimed the title of luckiest district in New Zealand for 2011, taking the crown from 2010’s reigning champion Buller, says NZ Lotteries’ Acting Chief Executive Warren Salisbury. More >>

Auckland Lotto Player Celebrates Summer with Million Win

Sunday, 8 January 2012, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

Auckland Lotto Player Celebrates Summer with Million Win One lucky Lotto player from Manukau will have a massive cash injection to make their summer last longer, after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division, says NZ Lotteries’ Acting Chief ... More >>

Nelson Powerball Player Wins $6 Million

Sunday, 18 December 2011, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

Just one week out from Christmas Eve, a Powerball prize of $6 million has been won tonight by a player in Nelson, says Chief Executive, Todd McLeay. “This win brings some good news to the flood-affected region. There are also seven shopping days until ... More >>

Retired Rotorua Woman now Millionaire with Big Wednesday

Friday, 2 December 2011, 11:25 am | New Zealand Lotteries

A retired Rotorua woman can’t believe her luck after winning a Big Wednesday First Division prize package of $3.4 million, says NZ Lotteries’ Chief Executive, Todd McLeay. More >>

Big Wednesday Prize of $8.4 Million Won in Greymouth

Thursday, 24 November 2011, 10:49 am | New Zealand Lotteries

One lucky player from Greymouth will be living Big Wednesday’s brand new ultimate lifestyle after striking the top First Division prize, says NZ Lotteries’ Chief Executive, Todd McLeay. More >>

Lotto Win at the Rugby

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

While all eyes were on the rugby field on Saturday evening, one Rotorua rugby fan was celebrating in the stands before the game had even started, after finding out he had won a First Division Lotto prize of $500,000. More >>

Taupo Winners Celebrate with ‘Most Expensive’ Lunch

Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

A Taupo family is this week celebrating their $500,000 win with Lotto First Division. Their winning ticket was sold at Countdown Taupo for the 13 August draw. The winning father, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a regular Lotto player, and buys their ... More >>

Man Loses Job, Wins Lotto!

Thursday, 11 August 2011, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

A Dunedin man can’t believe his luck after being made redundant and then winning Lotto in the same week. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $361,557 with Lotto Strike on a ticket bought at Pak N Save Dunedin. The winner got the news he ... More >>

Christchurch Couple Celebrate Win with Curry

Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Lotteries

A Christchurch couple who bought a Lotto ticket online through celebrated their $333,333 win not with champagne, but with a curry. The retired couple, who wish to remain anonymous, has been living in a badly damaged house since the February ... More >>

Lotto Win Hits the Right Note for Christchurch Grandmother

Monday, 4 April 2011, 11:29 am | New Zealand Lotteries

A Christchurch grandmother hid her winning Lotto ticket in her piano stool for nearly a month, before finally claiming her prize. More >>



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