Lotto player scores a cool $1 million

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It may be cold outside, but things will be heating up for one Lotto player after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Thorndon General Store in Wellington.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $7 million.

Meanwhile, Strike Four was won by a player from Hastings, who takes home $300,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Mahora Four Square in Hastings.

If you're looking forward to cosying up indoors with a good book this weekend, check out the winners of this year's New Zealand Book Awards. By playing Lotto you help Creative New Zealand to foster local literary talent, writer's festival and awards. Good on you!

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