Twizel ticket scoops $17.1m in Powerball

A lucky Lotto player is celebrating like it's Christmas all over again after scooping $17.1 million on last night's Powerball jackpot.

Lotto's website shows last night's winner walks away with $17,166,667.

The winning ticket was sold at The Market Store in Twizel and is made up of $17m from Powerball First Division and $166,667 from Lotto First Division.

Last night's numbers were 6, 10, 16, 24, 28, 34.

The bonus number was 38 and the Powerball was 2.

"This win rounds out an incredible year of luck, with 16 lucky Kiwis becoming overnight multi-millionaires with Powerball First Division in 2019," Lotto said.

Five other Lotto players also won $166,667 with Lotto First Division. The winning tickets were sold at Pak'nSave Silverdale, Royal Oak Mall Lotto, Countdown Otorohanga, Mosgiel New World and MyLotto in Auckland.

Strike Four rolled over and will be $400,000 on Wednesday night.

"It has been a night of winning, with more than 300 extra prizes also drawn . . . with Lotto's Triple Dip Christmas promotion – including a top prize of $1m. The $1m winning promotion voucher was sold at Countdown Dinsdale in Hamilton."

Five other lucky Lotto players will be driving away with a Jaguar I-PACE All Electric SUV with Lotto's Triple Dip Christmas promotion.

Over the past decade, 374 Kiwis have become millionaires after winning the jackpot, and collectively Lotto players have won almost $4 billion.


About time the south island won a big prize but it likely will be a one off.