Lotto: Powerball rolls over to staggering $50 million

Lotto's Powerball prize has catapulted to a staggering $50 million, meaning the upcoming Saturday draw must be won.

If there's just one winner this weekend, they could walk away with the largest prize won by a single person in Lotto's history ever.

The largest-ever Powerball prize of $44.1 million was taken home by a young Hibiscus Coast couple in November 2016. Recently the jackpots have been shared between multiple winners.

The winning numbers on Wednesday night were 16, 10, 25, 32, 29 and 34. The bonus ball was 40 and the Powerball was 4.

Although the top prize wasn't taken out, a lucky player from Napier won $1 million with Lotto First Division. The winning ticket was sold at Napier City Pak'nSave.

Strike Four was also won by a player from Leeston, who took home $400,000. The winning Strike ticket was sold at Fresh Choice Leeston.

Lotto's head of communications and corporate social responsibility Marie Winfield says since Saturday's draw must be won, it's "guaranteed" one or more Kiwis will win big.

"However the balls fall on the night, we know so many people will benefit from this prize. Winners always tell us of the amazing things they plan to do for family, friends and charities close to their hearts. It's going to make such a difference in their community."