Powerball Not Struck, But Two Lucky Lotto Share $1M

Tonight’s winning tickets were bought in Auckland and Tokoroa

Two lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Tokoroa each claim $500,000 after winning First Division in tonight’s Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Pacific Superette in Auckland and Balmoral Four Square in Tokoroa.

Powerball was not struck and rolls over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $12 million.

Strike Four, worth $100,000, was won by a person who bought their ticket at Pak’n Save in Whakatane.

The winning numbers from Wednesday’s draw are 03, 15, 18, 19, 22, 23, the bonus ball 20 and Powerball 02

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