$44 million Powerball Must Be Won on Wednesday

05 November 2016

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Wednesday night, where the jackpot will be $44 million and must be won.

“The Powerball jackpot has never been bigger – and it must be won,” said Wayne Pickup, Lotto NZ’s Chief Executive. 

“With a Must Be Won draw, we know that there is definitely going to be one or more winners this Wednesday and with a jackpot this size, the win is going to be life changing.”

In a Must Be Won draw, if no single ticket wins Powerball First Division the prize pool rolls down to the next highest Division with winners.

In July, three players from Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Dunedin shared a Must Be Won Powerball jackpot of $40 million, taking home $13.3 million each.

Two Lotto players from New Plymouth and Nelson will be celebrating tonight after winning $500,000 each with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning tickets were sold at Westown Lotto in New Plymouth and Whitcoulls Nelson in Nelson. 

One lucky Strike player will also have reason to celebrate after winning $500,000  with Strike Four. The winning ticket was sold at Lotto ‘N’ Things in Oamaru.

Thanks to Lotto players $204 million was transferred back into the community in the last year. This funding helps over 3,000 community organisations make good things happen across New Zealand – so good on you Lotto players!

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above winning locations should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet, online at mylotto.co.nz or through the Lotto NZ ticket-checker app.

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