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Powerball Makes Multiple Multi-Millionaires In 04

Powerball Makes Multiple Multi-Millionaires In 2004

The $4.8 million Powerball jackpot has been won by a single ticket sold at Kelston Copy & Lotto, Kelston, Auckland New Zealand Lotteries Commission Chief Executive Trevor Hall announced today.

"We are thrilled for whoever has this week's winning Powerball jackpot ticket. The winning ticket will take home $4,790,368 from Powerball and $1,091,064 from being a Division One Lotto winner, a total of $ 5,881,432.

He says this is the fifth time this year a multi-million dollar prize has been won. A $2.7 million prize was won in January by a ticket bought in St Albans, Christchurch, $4.3 million went to a ticket bought in Whangarei in May, $5.2 million went to a ticket bought in St Heliers, Auckland in June, and the largest individual prize in New Zealand lottery history of $14.7 million went to a ticket bought in Kawerau in April.

This is the first week under the new changes to the Lotto game that the prize pool for Division One is at least $1 million and is equally shared by all Division One winners.

Last week a lucky ticket purchased from Centre City New World Lotto, Dunedin became the Lotto's last Guaranteed Millionaire, the second Guaranteed Millionaire made in Dunedin in as many weeks.

Guaranteed Millionaire may be gone but in it's place all Lotto players will now be getting another chance to win one million dollars every week live on Saturday's Lotto draw.

One lucky winner from the five Winning Wheel serial numbers announced on the Lotto draw tonight will be the first person to spin to win a chance at $1 million next Saturday with Lotto's new Winning Wheel.

Rounding out the top individual lottery prizes ever won are $11.4 million that went to a ticket bought in Hokitika in November 2002, $9.8 million from a ticket bought in Wanganui in May 2002 and $8.2 million won in June 2001 from a ticket bought in Whangarei.

"Whoever has the ticket should write their name and address on it as a precautionary measure. They should then contact New Zealand Lotteries Commission who can provide advice about the next steps to take." he said.

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