Two Lotto players win $500,000

Two Lotto players from Auckland and Tokoroa will grinning from ear to ear after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

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

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $12 million.

Meanwhile, Strike Four was won by a player in Whakatane, who takes home $100,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Pak N Save Whakatane.

Thanks to Lotto players, the team at The Nest Te Kohanga at Wellington's Zoo were able to nurture over 400 injured native wildlife back to health last year in their state of the art hospital and rehabilitation centre. Good on you Lotto players!

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above 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.

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