Woman who won $19.1 million Lotto prize purchased ticket with only minutes to spare

The two Auckland winners who shared $19.1 million each in Wednesday's $38 million Lotto jackpot have come forward to collect their prizes.

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Both tickets were sold to players in Auckland, who’ll each take away just over $19 million each. Source: 1 NEWS

One of the lucky punters has revealed they only purchased their ticket minutes before the draw.

"My husband turned to me at 7.22pm and said 'we didn't get a Lotto ticket! You better race down to the dairy and pick one up', but I knew there wouldn't be enough time – so I logged onto MyLotto instead," the winner told Stuff.

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The two people who won $19 million each purchased their tickets through MyLotto. Source: Seven Sharp

"I ended up clicking 'buy' with two minutes to spare."

The other $19.1 million winner was a mother who choses the same numbers each time, who says she'll take a Christmas holiday with the windfall.

"I'm going to treat myself to a relaxing island holiday – I'm thinking an overwater bungalow somewhere warm."