Lotto winner comes forward to claim $23.3 million prize

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“> scooped its $23.3 million jackpot, after the Powerball First Division prize was won on September 21.

The winning ticket was sold in Orewa, North Auckland, at Orewa Lotto Plus, and consists of the Powerball jackpot and $333,333 from Lotto First Division.

On Thursday, Orewa Lotto Plus owner Amit Botadra was eagerly waiting for the multi-million prize to be claimed and hoped the lucky ticket holder was a regular customer.

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“It’s such a big community in Orewa. I am thrilled to be able to tell someone this life-changing news,” Botadra said Thursday.

The big win is made up of the Powerball jackpot and $333,333 from the Lotto Premier Division.

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The big win is made up of the Powerball jackpot and $333,333 from the Lotto Premier Division.

“I’m sure it’s about to change someone’s life. I am extremely excited for them.

This is the 18th time that Orewa Lotto Plus has sold a Premier League winning ticket, but it is the biggest payout yet, the previous record being $4 million.

Orewa Lotto shop operator Amit Botadra was delighted to sell the winning ticket.

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Orewa Lotto shop operator Amit Botadra was delighted to sell the winning ticket.

Powerball has been hit 14 times so far in 2022, with an additional $4.25 million won in Saturday’s draw by an Auckland MyLotto player.

Corporate Communications Manager Lucy Fullarton said at this stage Lotto NZ was unable to share any more information about the winner but would have more details in the coming days.

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