New Zealand Powerball Prizes
The New Zealand Powerball First Division prize starts off at NZ$4 million before rising quickly through rollovers. When it reaches NZ$40 million, a ‘Must Be Won’ draw is called and, if no one wins the top prize, the whole lot is shared amongst the ticket holders in the next winning division.
Powerball incurs an additional fee when playing New Zealand Lotto, but it does increase the value of any prizes won on the main game. In order to win the First Division prize on New Zealand Powerball, you will also match all six numbers from New Zealand Lotto. In October 2015, a new Powerball prize tier was created, granting those who matched three main Lotto numbers and the Powerball a fixed prize of NZ$12.
The biggest prize ever won by a single ticket holder in New Zealand Powerball was given away on 28th September 2013, when one player in West Auckland won NZ$33 million. However, the largest jackpot to date was NZ$35,224,854, which was shared by two winning tickets on 9th April 2011. One ticket was bought in Dannevirke and the other in Hamilton.
A full breakdown of the odds and prize tiers for the New Zealand Powerball can be found in the table below:
|1||6 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1 : 38,383,800|
|2||5 main Lotto numbers, bonus ball and Powerball||1 : 6,397,300|
|3||5 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1 : 193,858|
|4||4 main Lotto numbers, bonus ball and Powerball||1 : 77,543|
|5||4 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1 : 4846|
|6||3 main Lotto numbers, bonus ball and Powerball||1 : 3635|
|7||3 main Lotto numbers and Powerball||1 : 352|