The jackpots might be smaller than the US Powerball but the New Zealand Powerball lottery with its 14 prize divisions and fantastic winning odds has to be worth playing.
Jackpots start at NZ$4 million and if not won continue to roll over until it reaches a cap of NZ$50 million. Once the cap is reached the lottery stages a "Must Be Won" draw which means the jackpot amount rolls down to the winner(s) of the next highest winning division.
The New Zealand Powerball game set a new record in November 2016 when a young couple from Auckland won an NZ$44 million jackpot prize.
Lottery prizes are paid out in cash tax-free but before you enter you should check the tax laws in your country of residence for any taxation you may be subject to in the event of a win.
Played a little different than the US Powerball, New Zealand Powerball requires players to select six numbers from a guess range of 1-40 and an additional number, the Powerball, from a guess range of 1-10.
For comparison, the US Powerball Lottery requires you to pick five white numbers from 69 numbers and the PowerBall which is drawn from 26 red numbers.
As you would expect to win the jackpot you must match all the six main numbers and the Powerball, the second prize is awarded for matching the six main numbers.
Cash prizes are distributed down the fourteen levels until at the last level you are only required to match three numbers and the odds on doing that come in at a respectable 1 in 35.
You can play this popular lottery online from almost anywhere in the world twice a week, on Wednesday's and Saturday's at 20:00 local time.
Yes. When you play this lottery online with us, an official ticket will be purchased on your behalf in New Zealand.
Once your ticket is purchased, it will be scanned, and you will be able to view your ticket online. You can do this through the app, in time for the draw on Wednesday and Saturday.
NZ Powerball results will be available online at the World Lottery site and theLotter soon after the draw.
If you're a winner, prizes will be deposited straight into your account after results are published. Jackpots may need to be collected in person, but we're sure that won't be a problem!
Yes. Some lucky customers playing at reputable lottery ticket agent theLotter have had luck playing NZ Powerball.
V.K. from Russia won NZ$226,101 in 2013 and P.L. from New Caledonia who purchased a systematic form won €9441.16 in 2014, the prize money came from a large 4th division prize as well as an additional 27 smaller prizes.
You can find out if you are a winner by logging into your theLotter account after the draw results are published. As always when you play with theLotter, any wins always come to you commission-free.