The first draw shown here in New Zealand was made in 1987.
Last night the largest number of players ever to win a First Division jackpot prize in New Zealand were probably wiping away their tears of disappointment.
The major prize was divided among them giving each player only $25,000 instead of the $1 million they were expecting. It was the largest number of players to share a jackpot since the game began in 1987.
The winning tickets were sold at Countdown Hastings and New Brighton Lotto and Discounter in Christchurch. The winning numbers were: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and Bonus ball 36.
NOW WATCH: First 1987 draw of the New Zealand Lottery.