The winning numbers of tonight’s $50 million Lotto Powerball jackpot draw are: 8, 23, 27, 21, 12, 22.
The bonus number is: 16.
The Powerball number is: 1.
More than two million tickets were sold for the draw, which would deliver the biggest-ever win in lottery history in New Zealand if it was for a single ticket.
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At its peak about 2200 tickets were being sold every minute for this draw on Saturday, said Lotto NZ spokesperson Marie Winfield.
The number of winners of Powerball prizes are usually known by about 9pm, but as of 9.45pm they still hadn’t been released.
If first division Powerball isn’t struck, the $50 million will be split among all second division Powerball winners.