Newshub's guide to winning lotto

Lotto's $32 million jackpot draws tonight and we are laying out the important facts to help you win the big one.

First come the luckiest numbers, with obvious contender - one - edging out unlucky 13 as most frequently drawn. 

Newshub's guide to winning lotto

Next up, the all-time top Powerball prizes. If tonight's Powerball is won, it will be the third-biggest in NZ history.  

Overall, NZ lottery has paid out more than $10b in prizes to Kiwis over the last 30 years. 

Newshub's guide to winning lotto

Remember, to hit the Powerball jackpot, you must also win first division by having a line on your ticket that matches the six numbers drawn out before the bonus ball.

The luckiest Powerball number is two, which has been drawn 125 times and helped 18 players take home a cool $185 million among them.

Good luck, and don't be too disappointed if your numbers aren't called - the chances are approximately the same as being struck by lightning.

Twice. 

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