Lotto player celebrates $1 million win

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A lucky Lotto player will have a cracker of a Christmas after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player from Central Otago.

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

Meanwhile, Strike Four was also won tonight, with an Auckland player taking home $100,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold on MyLotto to a player from Auckland.

Lotto New Zealand's Christmas promotion is now on. All Lotto Triple Dip tickets bought between Sunday 9 December and 7.30pm Saturday 29 December are in the draw to win over 400 extra prizes, including $1 million cash, ten Ford Mustangs and 400 prizes of $5,000 cash. Please remember to gift responsibly this festive season.

Anyone who bought their ticket from MyLotto should check it immediately online at or through the Lotto NZ App.