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Christchurch Lotto player wins $1 million

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One lucky Lotto player from Christchurch will be starting their long weekend celebrations early after winning $1 million dollars with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Countdown Ferrymead in Christchurch.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $16 million.

Strike Four was also won tonight by a player from Waikato who took home $200,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold on MyLotto.

The heart-warming new Kiwi film, Poppy, is in cinemas now - and it was 100% funded by Lotto NZ players through the NZ Film Commission’s 125 Fund. Poppy tells the story of a young woman with Down syndrome who refuses to be defined by her disability as she takes control of her own future. Read more on MyLotto:

Each year 100% of Lotto NZ’s profits support thousands of great causes - like the NZ Film Commission. So, every time you play a Lotto NZ game, you’re a Kiwi helping empower women in film.

Anyone who bought their ticket from the above store should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it at any Lotto NZ outlet, online at or through the Lotto NZ App.

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