Lotto: Numbers revealed for Powerball's staggering $33 million draw

  • 12/08/2023

Saturday night's Lotto numbers have been drawn, and Powerball's incredible $33 million prize could be all yours.

The numbers this week are: 23, 15, 31, 19, 20, and 33 with bonus ball 8.

Powerball is 1.

$1 million in Lotto first division, and $700,000 in Strike are up for grabs, in addition to Powerball.

It's now been two months since Powerball was last won - which was $33.5 million - nearly the exact same jackpot as tonight's draw.

The Powerball jackpot has been steadily increasing since then.

A lucky Ōtautahi/Christchurch couple banked that win, after they kept their winning ticket in a sock drawer for over a week.

The woman said at the time she "better make sure the iron is turned off" whenever she left the house.

It was Aotearoa New Zealand's third-biggest Powerball win ever.

Mike Greenberg, lottery expert and general manager at EmuCasino, has some advice on how to win.

"One popular approach to consider is mixing 'hot' and 'cold numbers', combining both 'hot' numbers which are frequently drawn in the lottery with 'cold' numbers which are less commonly drawn, in order to potentially increase your odds."

The most common winning numbers in lottery are 19, 15, 23, 17, 24 and 22, Greenberg added.