Botany Powerball player wins $8M

Powerball’s winning streak continued on Saturday night with a player winning $8 million with Powerball First Division in Saturday’s live Lotto draw.

The $8 million prize is made up of $7 million from Powerball First Division and $1 million from Lotto First Division.

The winning ticket was sold at Botany New World in Auckland.

This is the second time this month that the Powerball jackpot has been struck. A Tauranga local won $10.3 million at the start of the month, on a ticket bought through MyLotto.

Meanwhile, Strike Four rolled over on Saturday and the jackpot will be $500,000 for Wednesday night’s draw.

Anyone who bought their ticket from Botany New World should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet, online at mylotto.co.nz or through the Lotto NZ App.

Thanks to Lotto players, Kaikoura and its surrounding communities will receive a further $7.5m in funding this year to help with rebuilding after last year’s devastating earthquake.