Lotto: Powerball jackpot reaches enormous $33 million on Saturday

  • 12/08/2023

Lotto's Powerball jackpot continues to grow with an enormous $33 million up for grabs on Saturday.

On Wednesday, three lucky Lotto players celebrated a midweek windfall after each winning $333,333 in first division.

Meanwhile, 15 lucky players each claimed $28,954 in Lotto second division, while two lucky players also won Powerball second division, taking their total winnings to $44,212.

But no one won the big Powerball prize, which continues to rise. There's also $1 million up for grabs tonight in Lotto first division, and $700,000 in Strike.

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

The latest significant victory came back in June, when a couple from Christchurch managed to secure an impressive $33.5 million.

The couple, whose identities remain secret, took more than a week to claim their winnings after the draw.

The woman said she and her partner were "overwhelmed" by the size of the win, and they needed some time to process it.

They kept their $33.5 million ticket hidden in a sock drawer, which was "nerve-wracking" knowing how much was sitting there.

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

With their reward now claimed, the couple is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to invest in 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.