Auckland punter strikes $16 million Powerball jackpot

An Auckland punter has struck the $16 million Powerball jackpot and walks away with $16.2 million including $250,000 from Lotto First Division.

Lotto Powerball (file picture). Source: Lotto

The winning ticket was sold online on MyLotto to a player from Auckland, Lotto said after tonight's draw. 

It's the sixth time this year that Powerball has been struck, following an $11 million Powerball win by a Hawke's Bay punter in March.

Three other Lotto players from Auckland, Napier and Porirua will also be celebrating tonight after winning $250,000 with Lotto First Division. 

Those winning Lotto tickets were sold at United Video Blockhouse Bay in Auckland, Tamatea Pak N Save in Napier and on MyLotto to a player from Porirua.

Meanwhile, Strike Four was also won tonight by a player from Whangarei, who took home $500,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Pak N Save Whangārei.

Lotto says anyone who bought their ticket from any of the winning stores should write their name on the back of their ticket and check it immediately in-store at any Lotto shop, online at or through the Lotto NZ App.

Players can phone Lotto NZ on 0800 695 6886 if they want to enquire about the best way to claim a prize.