Powerball rolls over: $35 million up for grabs

What would you do with all that money? File photo.

Powerball was not struck and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $35 million.

“If a single player is lucky enough to win Powerball First Division on Saturday night, it will be the second largest prize ever won in New Zealand,” says Kirsten Robinson, Senior Corporate Communications Manager at Lotto NZ.

The largest ever Powerball win came in November 2016 when a couple from the Hibiscus Coast won $44 million with a ticket bought at Dairy Flat Food Mart and Liquor.

Lotto NZ has one piece of advice for Kiwis planning to head in-store or online to MyLotto.co.nz to pick up a ticket for Saturday’s draw.

“We’re encouraging anyone who wants a ticket for Saturday’s $35 million Powerball draw to get their ticket early,” says Kirsten.

“We know that 5pm to 7.30pm on Saturday will be our busiest time both in-store and online, so we recommend players pick up their ticket ahead of this peak time to make sure they’re in with a chance to win.”

Meanwhile, seven lucky Lotto players have each won $142,857 with Lotto First Division in Wednesday night’s Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at the following stores:

Store

Location

Valley Road Superette

Auckland

Westside Superette

Auckland

MyLotto

Auckland

Countdown Hamilton

Hamilton

MyLotto

Taupo

MyLotto

Lower Hutt

Alpine Supermarket

Queenstown

Strike Four has also rolled over tonight and will be $600,000 on Saturday.

People who bought their ticket from any of the above stores should check their ticket online at mylotto.co.nz or through the Lotto NZ App.

At all times, Lotto NZ encourages our customers to play a little, dream a lot. We know high jackpots can be exciting, but remember – it only takes one ticket to win. To find out more about Play Smart and the tools available visit www.lottonzplaysmart.co.nz

For customers choosing to buy in-store for Saturday’s $35 million Powerball draw, keeping our community safe is the most important thing right now, so please stick to the health and safety guidelines.

Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato are currently at Alert Level 3. Lotto NZ counters located in stores offering essential services can open at Alert Level 3 should they choose to, provided they follow the Government’s health and safety guidelines.

The rest of the country is currently at Alert Level 2, with Lotto counters in Alert Level 2 areas open and following the Government’s health and safety guidelines.

To find out about the draws, claiming prizes and Lotto NZ’s response to Covid-19, visit http://www.MyLotto.co.nz/covid-19

Background

Largest Powerball wins of all time

Rank

Date

Amount

Retailer

Location

1

Nov 2016

$44 million

Dairy Flat Food Mart and Liquor

Auckland

2

Sep 2013

$33 million

One Step Ahead

Auckland

3

Sep 2017

$30 million

Richmond Superette

Taupo

4

Oct 2010

$28 million

Mobil Papakura

Auckland

5

May 2017

$27 million

Martina Four Square

Thames

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