Televised Lotto draw canned as Auckland central studio unavailable due to SkyCity fire

Televised Lotto draw canned as Auckland central studio unavailable due to SkyCity fire
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Tonight's Lotto draw won't be televised tonight due to the fire at SkyCity convention centre.

The draw will still go ahead but will take place at Lotto's Newmarket offices instead.

"Our gaming machines are located at TVNZ’s studios in the Auckland CBD – and due to the fire we are unable to access the building," Lotto NZ said on its website on Wednesday.

The TVNZ building, which is located close to the SkyCity convention centre, was evacuated on Wednesday morning.

Tonight's Lotto draw would be conducted off-air under Audit New Zealand scrutiny, Lotto NZ said.

"This is the first we have been unable to air the live Lotto draw, however, Lotto NZ has strict procedures in place for such an event," a spokesperson told Newshub.

"We have never cancelled a draw."

The official results would be posted online from 9pm.

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