Winner scoops $26.2 million Lotto jackpot

 One of the largest jackpots in New Zealand Lotto history has been won in Auckland, with the winner scooping $26.2 million.

The winning Powerball ticket was sold at Willy Wonka's in central Auckland, Lotto spokeswoman Emilia Mazur said.

"This win goes straight into Lotto's history books. This is the sixth biggest Lotto prize in New Zealand history."

The total Lotto Powerball prize was made up of $26,061,898 million from Powerball First Division and $200,000 from Lotto First Division.

It was the first Powerball prize to be won in 2014.

Four other Lotto players from around the country would also be celebrating after winning a $200,000 share of Lotto First Division.

The winning tickets were sold at Papamoa Beach Four Square, New World Orewa, Countdown Kelvin Grove in Palmerston North and at

Strike was won by a player from Kaikohe, who scored $438,433 after buying the winning ticket from their local New World.

Meanwhile, Treena and Jim from Reporoa spun and won $100,000 of round-the-wold travel on the winning wheel on last night's live Lotto draw.

This week's winning wheel ticket was sold at New World Papatoetoe in Auckland. The serial number is 099-08975639-20XX.

All Lotto players are automatically entered in the draw to win the opportunity to spin Lotto's winning wheel, regardless of the type of ticket they buy.

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning stores were advised to write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet or online at


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