Lucky Gisborne Lotto punter wins $6.5m powerball




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.

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