Invercargill ticket wins $20m Lotto jackpot

A lucky Lotto punter has won more than $20 million dollars after buying the winning ticket from an Invercargill stationery shop.

NZ Lotteries' chief executive Wayne Pickup said last night's winner was the ninth Lotto multi-millionaire this year.

"A win this big is simply life changing, no matter what your situation - so no doubt they'll be celebrating," he said.

The 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 $20m from Powerball first division.

In last night's draw another lucky Lotto player from Christchurch won a $500,000 share of Lotto's first division.

Their winning ticket was sold at Unichem Bishopdale Pharmacy in Christchurch.

Meanwhile Strike has jackpotted to $1 million.

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, Mr Pickup said.


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