$20.5 Million Powerball Win for Invercargill Player
$20.5 Million Powerball Win for Invercargill
As the stars come to town for a movie premiere party, a player from Invercargill will be rolling out their own red carpet for their massive $20.5 million Lotto Powerball win, says NZ Lotteries’ Chief Executive Wayne Pickup.
“Since the start of 2012, we’ve created eight Lotto Powerball multi-millionaires, so when these ticket-holders claim they’ll be our ninth multi-millionaire this year,” says Mr Pickup.
“A win this big is simply life changing, no matter what your situation – so no doubt they’ll be celebrating.”
This week’s winning Lotto Powerball ticket was sold at Windsor Stationery & Lotto in Invercargill. The total prize is made up of $500,000 from Lotto First Division and $20 million from Powerball First Division.
The winning continues tonight, with one other lucky Lotto player from Christchurch winning a $500,000 share of Lotto First Division. Their winning ticket was sold at Unichem Bishopdale Pharmacy in Christchurch.
Meanwhile Strike has jackpotted to $1 million.
Gerard, a company manager and family man also from Christchurch won $200,000 on the Winning Wheel at the live draw in Wellington this evening.
Tonight’s Winning Wheel ticket was bought at New World in Waiuku. The serial number is 644 26923556 20XX.
All Lotto players are automatically in the draw to win the opportunity to spin Lotto’s Winning Wheel, regardless of the type of ticket they buy.
Anyone who bought a ticket from any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet or online at MyLotto.co.nz.
“All of NZ Lotteries profits are transferred to the Lottery Grants Board to benefit New Zealand communities. From your local Plunket to Surf Life Saving, Lotto players give millions to help thousands of community groups every year,” says Mr Pickup.