13 Oct 2019

Lotto Powerball jackpot climbs to $38m

6:37 am on 13 October 2019

The Lotto Powerball jackpot was not struck last night and has been rolled over to Wednesday night, when the pool will be $38 million.

Lotto's spokesperson, Kirsten Robinson, said excitement has been building over the past few weeks as the jackpot grew.

She said if a single player wins Powerball on Wednesday it will be the second largest prize won in this country.

Six players each won $166,000 from the one million dollar First Division, with tickets sold in Auckland, Hamilton, Levin, Lower Hutt and Christchurch.

In 2017, the cap at which the jackpot "must-be-won" was raised to $50m.