This is the secret to winning tonight's $50 million Lotto Powerball draw

A jaw-dropping $50 million is up for grabs TONIGHT, which will be one of the biggest Lotto draws in New Zealand's history.

And luckily for you, we're going to help you out with those cash money dreams, with this advice:


According to Powerball Lotto data, one number has proved luckier than others.

In the history of Lotto in New Zealand, the number "2" has topped the tower more than 94 times.

It's followed by "5", which has been drawn 70 times and "7", which has been drawn 67 times.

But if you want to actually pocket that $50 mill, then avoid Powerball numbers "10", which scores as the worst, having been only drawn 56 times.

And for the full line, here are the most common New Zealand Powerball winning numbers: 19, 15, 1, 35, 22, 2, 5, 7, 6, 4.


Florida man, Richard Lustig, who has won several grand prizes in Lotto, has written a book called Learn How to Increase your Chances of Winning the Lottery.

His advice to everyone rushing out for tonight's grand prize is simple: Don't buy quick picks, where a computer picked numbers for you.

"I play my own numbers, I play them regularly and I never miss a draw and again that's what increases your chances," he said.

"Seventy per cent of our players choose randomly."

Good luck and hopefully you wake up a millionaire!

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