NZ$11 Million New Zealand Powerball Jackpot Won in Lucky Store

NZ$11 Million New Zealand Powerball Jackpot Won in Lucky Store
Thursday, March 14, 2019

A shop regarded as the luckiest lottery store in New Zealand has sold its 47th winning ticket after a player won a NZ$11 million New Zealand Powerball jackpot. The incredible run of big winners from The Unichem Stortford Lodge store in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, has continued after the jackpot was claimed for the fifth time this year.

47 Winning Tickets Sold at Store in Hastings

The lucky ticket holder matched all six main numbers – 7, 8, 14, 23, 31 and 39 – plus the Powerball 6 – on Wednesday 13th March to scoop the eight-figure windfall. There were 12 Match 5 + Powerball winners of NZ$2,423 each, just one main number away from winning a portion of the jackpot for themselves. The jackpot winner overcame odds of 1 in 38 million to win the top prize, which consisted of NZ$1 million from the main Lotto game and NZ$10 million from the supplementary Powerball draw.

The Unichem has now sold 41 Lotto, three Powerball and three Strike winning tickets, and their latest winning ticket is the biggest prize ever won through the store. Carole Ormerod, store manager, revealed: "We had another big win two years ago and we've also sold a few $100,000 Instant Kiwi tickets. We don't expect to be any busier than usual, we do get a few out-of-towners coming in to try their luck, but I think the regulars will just keep coming and things will carry on as usual."

Big Winners Keep On Coming

The owner of the jackpot-winning entry has now been urged to come forward and claim their multi-million prize. They have 365 days in which to do so, or the prize money will be returned to the prize pool for future draws. This is the fifth time the Powerball jackpot has been won in 2019, following big wins in Auckland, Christchurch, Feilding and Taranki over the past three months.

You can see how you get on in the upcoming Powerball draw for NZ$4 million on Saturday by choosing your numbers from any licensed retailer in New Zealand or by playing online from various locations around the world. Entering online via a syndicate is quick and easy, and any winnings are automatically paid into your account. Visit our Lottery Tickets page for more information, and let us know how you get on!