Lotto: Massive $23 million Powerball draw up for grabs on Saturday

  • 17/06/2023

Time is running out to buy a ticket for Saturday night's massive Powerball draw.

Successive weeks without a big winner have seen the jackpot skyrocket to $23 million, with another $1m up for grabs in first division. Strike has hit $700,000 as well.

Ticket sales close on Saturday at 7:30pm, Lotto says on its website.

And if you do take out the big prize, Lotto has revealed not all winners celebrate with champagne.

Speaking on More FM's Jay-Jay and Flynny on Friday, Lotto's head of winner experience Lucy Fullarton said while there was a special room for winners at their Auckland HQ, most people opt for a "glass of water" to celebrate.

"They usually haven't slept or eaten much. They are often in shock, in a funny way, in a good way, they are over the moon."

Fullarton wouldn't be drawn on how many extra tickets would be bought for Saturday's draw, but she did say anecdotally that "more people come in for more tickets" as soon as the jackpot got over the $20 million mark.