Lotto: Powerball jackpot hits $20 million on Saturday

  • 29/07/2023

Lotto's Powerball jackpot has skyrocketed again, with a huge prize on the line tonight after Wednesday's massive $17 million wasn't won.

It's been over a month since Powerball was struck, which sees the big prize reach $20 million on Saturday. Another million is up for grabs in first division, while Strike sits on $200,000.

Ticket sales close tonight at 7:30pm - so get in quick.

In June, an unidentified couple from the Christchurch suburb of Merivale won $33.5 million, the country's third-biggest Lotto win. They kept the ticket hidden in a sock drawer for over a week before claiming their prize. 

"I kept thinking, 'Goodness, I better make sure the iron is turned off' every time I went out!" said the woman.

Now they've claimed their winnings, the couple is looking forward to their future.

"This will help us set up our family for generations to come. It is also enough for us to help community causes we care about over the long term and make a lasting difference - and that is what we are focused on," the man said.