Lotto Powerball: One lucky winner scoops $23 million jackpot
One lucky player from Auckland's North Shore is $23.3 million richer after tonight's Lotto Powerball draw.
The winning ticket was sold at Orewa Lotto Plus in Orewa - and is the 14th Powerball multi-millionaire of 2022.
The win makes up $23 million in Lotto Powerball and $333,333 from a share of First Division.
Two other players will also pocket $333,333 their First Division share. Those winning tickets were sold at Burnside Dairy in Christchurch and Hornby Mall Lotto in Christchurch.
Tonight's numbers were: 28, 8, 27, 24, 13 and 35.
The Bonus Ball was 40, and the Power Ball was 3.
This evening's $1 million up for grabs in Strike was a 'must be won' draw, and was split 128 ways, for $8553 each, after it rolled down to Strike 3.
Already this year, two jackpots have been won larger than tonight's offer. An Aucklander won the first Powerball prize of the year, taking home $21 million in January.
Another $26 million went to an Aucklander who won in March.
The last big prize was in August, which made a Kaikōura man $8.2 million richer.
The Powerball jackpot has slowly but surely accrued to tonight's mammoth amount as previous draws have gone unwon.
LottoNZ publishes what the odds of winning are, and point out that 2 is the most frequent number drawn for Powerball.
Whether that knowledge can improve your chances is yet to be seen.
Players can check their tickets online at mylotto.co.nz or on the MyLotto app.