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Wellsford Powerball player wins $16.5 million

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It will be a night to remember for a Wellsford Powerball player after winning $16.5 million with Powerball First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Woodys Winners in Wellsford.

The $16.5 million prize is made up of $16 million from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.

This is the second time in just over a month that Powerball has been struck, with a Hamilton man taking home $10.2 million in mid-June. The man plans to ticket things off his bucket list, starting with a European summer vacation.

A Wellington Lotto player will also be celebrating tonight after winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division. The winning Lotto ticket was sold on MyLotto.

Strike also rolled over tonight and will be $400,000 on Wednesday.

Anyone who bought their ticket from Woodys Winners should write their name on the back of their ticket and check it immediately in-store at any Lotto shop, online at or through the Lotto NZ App.

Players can phone Lotto NZ on 0800 695 6886 if they want to enquire about the best way to claim a prize.

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