Lotto: Powerball rolls over to $35 million on Saturday

The Lotto Powerball wasn't struck on Wednesday evening, meaning it's rolled over from $30 million an enormous $35m on Saturday night.

"The excitement is building in Lotto stores all around the country as the jackpot continues to grow," says Marie Winfield, head of communications at Lotto NZ.

 "It's a life-changing amount and if a single player is lucky enough to win the Powerball jackpot on Saturday night, it will be the second-largest prize ever won in New Zealand."

Meanwhile, five lucky Lotto players from Auckland, Waiuku, Gisborne, Porirua and Mosgiel will be popping the champagne after each winning $200,000 with Lotto first division in tonight's live Lotto draw.

Wednesday night's numbers are 25, 35, 12, 31, 24 and 16. The Bonus Ball is 1 and Powerball is 9.

Strike Four was also won tonight by two players from Auckland who each take home $300,000. The winning Strike tickets were sold at Kwiki Mart Kelston and Glen Eden Four Square in Auckland.