Ohakune Lotto player scoops $6.8 million
A lucky punter is $6.8 million richer after striking it rich in this week's Lotto draw.
The winning ticket was sold at Take Note in Ohakune and is made up of $6.5 million from Powerball First Division and $333,333 from Lotto First Division.
Two other players - one from Pukekohe and one from Dargaville - also won $333,333 on Saturday night. The winning tickets were sold at Pak N Save Pukekohe, and Dargaville Four Square.
Strike Four was also struck tonight, with a player from Raetihi and Wellington each taking home $200,000. The winning tickets were sold at Pricecutter Four Square Raetihi in Raetihi and Countdown Kilbirnie in Wellington.
This is the third Powerball win in January.
Earlier this month, a Timaru family won $7 million in the Powerball First Division. The winners slept with their winning ticket until they were able to claim their windfall.
A couple from Hamilton also won Powerball First Division and took home $7.5 million in the first draw of the year.