Matthew Backhouse is a NZME. News Service journalist based in Auckland.

Lotto jackpot climbs to $19.5m

Lotto players could win a massive $19.5 million next weekend after a triple jackpot for Lotto, Powerball and Strike last night.

NZ Lotteries chief executive Wayne Pickup said the top Powerball would be be about $17m, Lotto would be about $2m and Strike Four would be worth $500,000 next Saturday.

While the top prizes went unclaimed last night, Wellington couple John and Maureen won $200,000 in the Winning Wheel live draw.

- APNZ

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