Lucky lotto stores revealed
Three Bay of Plenty retailers are being named as 'lucky Lotto stores' ahead of tomorrow's $42 million Powerball jackpot.
History could be made tomorrow night as and many players around New Zealand are making sure they buy from a lucky store.
Greerton Lotto, Bayfair Lotto and Halfway store are the three lucky stores in the Bay.
With an incredible 49 First Division wins and over $39 million in winnings, Unichem Stortford Lodge Pharmacy in the Hawke’s Bay remains the luckiest Lotto store in New Zealand ahead of Richmond Night N Day in Nelson.
If a single player wins the big one, it will be the second-largest Powerball prize won in the history of the game which dates back to 2001.
Lotto players all over New Zealand want to buy their tickets at lucky stores, says Lotto NZ spokesperson Marie Winfield.
“Lotto stores up and down the country are flat out as they get ready for the $42 million Powerball draw,” she says.
“We know that many Lotto players love to buy their tickets at lucky stores in their region and some even drive considerable distances to make sure they buy from a lucky store. I am sure that will be the case ahead of tomorrow night.
“There will be queues, so we are encouraging all players to get in early to make sure they’re in to win. It only takes one ticket to change someone’s life forever.”
A total of 16 multi-millionaires were made with Powerball in 2019, with an average winning amount of $12.8 million. Powerball First Division has been won a total of 184 times in the history of the game.
The largest-ever Powerball win came in November 2016 when a couple from the Hibiscus Coast won $44 million after purchasing their ticket from Dairy Flat Food Mart and Liquor.