24 Jan 2016

Lotto player $6.8m richer

8:57 am on 24 January 2016

A Lotto player has struck the jackpot, taking home $6.8 million from last night's draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Take Note Ohakune in Ohakune and is made up of $6.5 million from Powerball First Division and $333,333 from Lotto First Division.

This is the third Powerball win in under a month. In early January a family from Timaru won $7m with Powerball First Division. Just over three weeks ago, a couple from Hamilton also won Powerball First Division and took home $7.5m on the last Lotto draw of 2015.

Two other Lotto players, from Pukekohe and Dargaville, won $333,333 last night. The winning Lotto tickets were sold at Pak'n Save Pukekohe and Dargaville Four Square

Strike Four was also struck, with a player from Raetihi and Wellington each taking home $200,000.