Two lucky Lotto players shared the first division price of this weekend, each taking $ 500,000 home.
A winner bought his ticket at Chartwell Lotto in Hamilton, and the other was a Wellington player who retrieved it online.
Unlike Wednesday, Powerball was not beaten – and will jackpot up to $ 5 million on the next draw.
Strike Four was also missed, and will reach $ 700,000 on Wednesday – and must be won. If no card wins the first division, the prize pool will be added to the winners of the next highest division.
The winning numbers were 7, 9, 13, 23, 27 and 38. The Powerball was 3, the bonus ball 20. Strike was 27, 9, 13 and 7.