A lucky Lotto punter from Gisborne could be recovering this morning from a big one last night after winning the $6.5 million powerball first division.
This is the second time in just three weeks that the top powerball prize has been won.
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Last night's winning Powerball ticket was sold at Grant Bros in Gisborne's Gladstone Road.
The winner's prize is made up of $6 million from powerball first division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.
One other Lotto player also won $500,000. That winning Lotto ticket was sold at Collingwood Foodcentre in Invercargill.
Strike Four was also won last night by a player in Tauranga, who took home $116,199. The winning Strike Four ticket was sold at Greerton Lotto.
February's lucky Powerball players from Auckland and Christchurch won $3.8 million each and are both looking forward to paying off their mortgages and helping out friends and family with their winnings.