Lotto Powerball is now worth an incredible $42 million - the second-largest Powerball prize in New Zealand history - for Wednesday's draw after no winners tonight.

Tonight's highly anticipated $35m Lotto Powerball prize was not won.

The numbers drawn were 22, 8, 36, 39, 15, 40, the bonus ball was 31, and the Powerball number was 10. But no winning tickets matched those numbers.

Two players from Auckland and Waihi split the $1m First Division prize.

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The winning tickets were sold at New World Waihi in Waihi, and on MyLotto to a player from Auckland.

Strike Four was also won tonight by two players from Auckland and Marton, who each take home $200,000. The winning Strike tickets were sold at New World Marton in Marton and on MyLotto to a player from Auckland.

Anyone who bought their ticket from any of the above stores should write their name on the back of the ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto NZ outlet, online at mylotto.co.nz or through the Lotto NZ App.

It was not known how many tickets had sold for tonight's draw, but it was expected to exceed the 1.1 million sold for the Wednesday draw and the 1.2 million sold for last Saturday's draw.

"Winning $42m would be an absolute life-changer," Lotto NZ spokeswoman Marie Winfield said.

"The last time Powerball was over $40m was in 2016 when a couple from the Hibiscus Coast won the $44m jackpot.

"There is a buzz in Lotto NZ stores around the country as people dream of winning big. We're expecting stores to be really busy in the lead-up to Wednesday's draw, so recommend getting in early to pick up your ticket."

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The $44m won by the Hibiscus Coast couple was New Zealand's biggest Lotto win.

The next-highest was $33m won by a self-proclaimed "westie" in September 2013, and $33m won by a 10-person syndicate in Taupō in September 2017.