A lucky lotto player in Whakatane is $500,000 better off after winning Lotto’s first division. 

The ticket was purchased from Paper Plus Whakatane. 

Meanwhile, it will be a night to remember for a lucky Powerball player from New Plymouth after winning $12.5 million with Powerball First Division tonight.

The $12.5 million prize is made up of $12 million from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.

The winning ticket was sold at Fitzroy Lotto & Mags in New Plymouth.

Strike Four rolled over tonight and will be $500,000 on Wednesday.

Anyone who bought their ticket from either of the winning stores 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 ticket-checker app.