Someone in Taranaki is $81,744 richer after winning Lotto Strike last night.
The winning ticket was sold at New World in New Plymouth.
Two other Lotto players from Whitianga and Timaru also won the same prize.
Powerball was not won last night so the first division prize pool has jackpotted to an estimated $30 million, which means a 'Must Be Won' draw has been called for next Saturday.
In a Must Be Won draw, if there are no Powerball first division winners, the jackpot rolls down to the next division and could be split by a larger number of players.
The last Powerball Must Be Won draw was in April 2011 and saw two players share the $35 million jackpot.
- © Fairfax NZ News
Should the NPDC councillors get iPads?Related story: Tech-wary councillors hedge their bets