Ashburton and Christchurch lotto players win big in last night’s draw

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Aug 01, 2021 |

A lucky Powerball player from Ashburton will be celebrating a life-changing win after winning $5.3 million with Powerball First Division in last night’s live Lotto draw.  

The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player from Ashburton and is made up of $5 million from Powerball First Division and $333,333 from Lotto First Division. 

Last night’s winner is the fourteenth Powerball winner already this year and comes just a week after a young couple from Auckland won $17.16 million with Powerball First Division.

The lucky couple were having a quiet Sunday morning when they discovered the life-changing news – and immediately burst into tears of joy.

Two other lucky Lotto players from Cambridge and Christchurch will also be celebrating after each winning $333,333 with Lotto First Division in last night’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Countdown Cambridge in Cambridge and Pak N Save Riccarton in Christchurch.

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning stores should write their name on the back of their ticket and check it at any Lotto NZ outlet, 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. 

Due to the major sporting event coverage on TVNZ 1, Wednesday’s live Lotto draw will be aired on TVNZ 2 at approximately 8.20pm. 

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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