Strike player wins $500,000

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A lucky Strike player will be feeling very merry after winning $500,000 with Strike Four in tonight's live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Paper Plus - The Base in Hamilton.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $8 million.

Lotto First Division will be $1 million and Strike Four will be $100,000 on Saturday night.

By playing Lotto you're helping fund important organisations like the Coastguard and Surf Life Saving NZ, who are helping Kiwis stay safe in the water this summer.

Anyone who bought their ticket from Paper Plus - The Base 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.