Four Lotto players celebrate $250,000 win

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Christmas has come early for four Lotto players from around the country after each winning $250,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Coronation Superette in Auckland, Tamatea Pak N Save in Napier, Countdown Colombo in Christchurch and on MyLotto to a Waikato player.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $18 million.

Strike Four was also won tonight, with a player from Auckland taking home $200,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Waitakere Superette in 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.

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning 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.