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.