Powerball jackpot hits $25 million

Big queues are expected at Lotto outlets today, with a massive $25 million in the Powerball kitty.

One winner could scoop a total of $26.8 million, once the First Division and Strike prizes are included.

Lotteries Commission spokeswoman Karen Jones expects sales today will be double what they would during a normal week.

"We always find even though people know it's coming all week, people do leave shopping for a Lotto ticket to Saturday and so we're expecting this afternoon, especially in busy supermarkets, there will probably be a few queues."

If the prize isn't won tonight it then jackpots to $30 million, and becomes a 'must be won' draw.

- Newstalk ZB

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