Powerball rolls over: $43 million up for grabs

Elias Hubbard
August 10, 2020

Wednesday's Lotto Powerball will be worth an eye-watering $43 million, and if it's struck it will be the second-largest win ever.

The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers are: 05, 20, 21, 36, 41 and the Lucky Stars were 06 and 11.

Meanwhile, seven lucky Lotto players from around the country each won $142,857 with Lotto first division.

He says while his life before the win was comfortable, he always knew that he would win the Lotto some day.

"Winners always tell us of the incredible things they plan to do for family, friends and charities close to their hearts".

"We're working hard to get MyLotto back up and running as soon as possible, so please try again later. Those are my numbers, I'm going to die with them", he chuckled.

The Jamaican man, who won the latest Supreme Ventures' Lotto jackpot, has revealed his secret as how he was able to secure his ultimate payday of a whopping $33 million.

The biggest Powerball prize for a single victor is $44.1m and went to a Hibiscus Coast couple in 2016.

A similar number was expected this weekend, Winfield said on Friday.

She said even the staff had purchased tickets and were excited about tonight's big draw.

Before a $35 million draw in February, the pharmacy was so busy it was forced to operate three Lotto machines at once to keep the queue down.

Sales peaked on the night of the draw between 6pm and 7pm when a jaw-dropping 2500 tickets were sold every minute - 150,000 in one hour.

Lotto games are based on a lot of people, spending a little bit of money in the hope of winning big.

Powerball kicked off 13 years later, in 2001, and since its inception, a total of 191 Kiwis have experienced the life-changing moment of winning it.

"I said to myself that I want to win this thing". I'd watch the draw and think how easy it would be to win.

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