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$11 Million Jackpot This Weekend

$11 Million Jackpot Gives Powerball Legs This Weekend

Powerball has jackpotted to a huge $11 million this weekend – meaning the country’s largest lottery win ever is possible, says New Zealand Lotteries Commission Chief Executive Trevor Hall.

“At a guaranteed $11 million we’re getting very close to the largest prize to date for an individual - $11.4 million that went to a ticket bought in Hokitika in November 2002,” he said. “If the jackpot is struck and the lucky winner also becomes our Guaranteed Millionaire, they will take away even more than that.”

The biggest ever prize with New Zealand’s favourite jackpotting game - $19 million in September this year – was shared by 14 lucky players who won $1.3 million each.

“There will be plenty more winners both sides of Christmas too – watch this space,” Trevor Hall said.

So what would you do if you legged it with $11 million this weekend:

Order enough groceries to last your family and 15 others a lifetime?

Give everyone under 20 in New Zealand a $10 Christmas present?

Pay off your house in less than 6 months – on the interest alone?

Speaking of interest, Trevor Hall says that at the 5-year fixed interest rate of 6.3% the ASB is currently quoting, our winner would be pocketing a staggering $79 an hour, $1,900 a day or $13,300 a week.

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