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New Zealand - Powerball Lottery Information

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New Zealand Powerball lotto offers some of the best chances to win one of the most exciting Powerball lottery prizes on the globe. Buy New Zealand lottery tickets online for your chance to win the jackpot or one of the lottery's amazing 12 secondary prizes! 
Guess Range 6/40 + PB 1/10
Hosted in New Zealand
Schedule
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win New Zealand - Powerball

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Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6+PB 1:38,383,800
2 Prize 6 1:3,838,380
3 Prize 5+1+PB 1:6,397,300
4 Prize 5+1 1:639,730
5 Prize 5+PB 1:193,858
6 Prize 5 1:19,386
7 Prize 4+1+PB 1:77,543
8 Prize 4+1 1:7,754
9 Prize 4+PB 1:4,846
10 Prize 4 1:485
11 Prize 3+1+PB 1:3,635
12 Prize 3+1 1:363
13 Prize 3+PB 1:352
14 Prize 3 1:35

New Zealand - Powerball Information

The New Zealand Powerball lottery is one of the country’s favourite national lotteries due to its tax-free prizes, 14 prize categories and attractive winning odds for compared to other Powerball lotteries.

New Zealand Powerball History

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission (NZLC) was founded in August 1987, and the New Zealand Powerball Lottery was officially launched in February 2001. The lottery was introduced with the goal of offering players a lottery with a variety of secondary prizes and competitive jackpot. 

In October 2007, the New Zealand Powerball added another number to the original Powerball matrix, enabling players to select one out of ten instead of the original one out of nine. Three years later, another important change followed when the lottery’s starting jackpot of NZ$3 million was raised to NZ$4 million in 2010.

The lottery awarded a record NZ$30 million jackpot won in October 2008. That record was passed when the Powerball jackpot of NZ$35 million was won by two players in April 2011. A new record was set in November 2016 when a young couple from Auckland won a NZ$44 million jackpot prize. 

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New Zealand Powerball Rules

To play the New Zealand Powerball, select 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-40, as well as an additional number from a separate guess range of 1-10. The additional number is needed to win both the jackpot as well as several secondary prize categories. The New Zealand Powerball also offers players the possibility of matching a bonus ball which can be used towards secondary prizes only.

Those who enjoy the New Zealand Powerball may wish to play the U.S. Powerball lottery, the first to use such a format. 

Winning the New Zealand Powerball Lottery

To win the New Zealand Powerball jackpot, players must successfully match six numbers as well as the Powerball additional number. Players can win secondary prizes by matching the bonus ball. There are no taxes on New Zealand Powerball lottery wins. The jackpot starts with a guaranteed NZ$ 5 million and can reach a cap of NZ$ 50 million. If the jackpot is not won, a 'Must Be Won' draw takes place. If there are no jackpot winners in that draw, the prize money rolls down to winning tickets in the next highest prize division. The lottery's highest jackpot ever awarded was the NZ$ 40 million won by an Auckland couple in November 2016.

New Zealand Powerball Anecdotes

Double the Luck - In September 2011, a man from Martinborough, New Zealand was shocked when he won half of the NZ$2.8 million jackpot. This was his second lottery win as he had previously taken a quarter of a million New Zealand Dollars just 12 years prior when playing the New Zealand Lotto, making this man doubly lucky!

More information about the New Zealand Powerball

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The New Zealand Powerball lottery draws are held every Wednesday at 20:20 local time (08:20 GMT) and Saturday at 20:00 local time (08:00 GMT). The jackpot starts at a guaranteed NZ$5 million and if not won, it rolls over until it reaches a cap of NZ$50 million. If there are no jackpot winners at that point, the lottery stages a "Must Be Won" draw. In a draw of this kind, if the top prize is still not won, the jackpot amount rolls down to the winner(s) of the next highest winning division. Play the New Zealand Powerball every Wednesday and Saturday for a chance to pocket one of the lottery's 14 prize categories!!