05 February 2018
A lotto ticket bought from a mall in Christchurch a little over a week ago is worth a whopping $20 million after matching all the lucky numbers in a recent Powerball draw. The ticket not only won a $20 million jackpot, but also managed to pick up an additional $200,000 windfall from Lotto first division win. The winner has yet to come forward to claim the jackpot, and New Zealand lottery authorities are urging players to check their tickets.
It was the first major Powerball win in New Zealand for 2018 and the islands fourth largest win ever recorded.
Along with the $20 million jackpot, four other $200,000 prizes where also won by players from all across New Zealand totaling almost an additional million dollars in Powerball lottery wins.