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Lotto Winners Marching all the Way to the Bank

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22 March 2008

Lotto Winners Marching all the Way to the Bank

Lotto players in Auckland, Gisborne and Palmerston North will be marching all the way to the bank after winning just over $1.2 million each in Lotto's First Division tonight, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

The winning tickets were bought at Paper Plus Sylvia Park in Auckland, Grant Bros in Gisborne, and Plaza Lotto in Palmerston North.

Due to Lotto jackpotting over two successive weeks, there was $3.7 million on offer in First Division in tonight's Lotto draw.

Lotto Powerball has jackpotted tonight and will be worth an estimated $16 million in next week's draw - if won this could be the second-largest Powerball prize ever.

The largest combined Lotto Powerball prize won to date was $17.9 million won by a lucky player who purchased their ticket at Kaeo Four Square in May 2006.

Strike Four was struck tonight, with a ticket sold at Lotto N Things in Oamaru, winning its holder a staggering $840,000.

A whopping $2 million worth of cash prizes has also been won around the country following the 100 Giant Nest Eggs Easter draw.

All Lotto players who purchased a Triple Dip between Sunday 9 March and 7pm, Saturday 22 March 2008, were in tonight's draw for one of a hundred extra prizes.

The top prizes, locations and winning voucher numbers are:

$500,000 Cash, Grab n Go, Manukau, Voucher 579754
$100,000 Cash, Onehunga Mall Superette, Auckland, Voucher 81177
$100,000 Cash, Glen Innes Dairy and Lotto Outlet, Auckland, Voucher 306345
$100,000 Cash, Levin Mall Lotto, Levin, Voucher 716368
$50,000 Cash, Whitcoulls, Invercargill, Voucher 116952
$50,000 Cash, Eastridge Lotto, Auckland, Voucher 343758
$50,000 Cash, Everglade Foursquare, Manukau, Voucher 738068
$50,000 Cash, Dargaville Postshop and Lotto, Voucher 740606
$50,000 Cash, Wainoni Pak n Save, Christchurch, Voucher 751456
$50,000 Cash, The Warehouse Pukekohe Lotto, Pukekohe, Voucher 900961

The full official promotional results are available at

Auckland woman Sarah Aston was another of the night's winners spinning up $150,000 on Lotto's Winning Wheel.

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. Players can check their ticket at any lottery outlet.

Tonight's Winning Wheel ticket was sold by Pak N Save, Lower Hutt. The serial number is 936-45071194-20xx.

"Anyone who bought a ticket at any of these winning retailers should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it as soon as possible at any NZ Lotteries outlet," Mr McLeay says.

"This has been an exciting weekend with our largest-line up of prizes ever, and next weekend's promising to be big one as well, due to Powerball jackpotting again," he says.


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